Transformers: Age of Extinction, the fourth installment in the franchise, has been named the highest-grossing film of the year.
Transformers: Age of Extinction, starring Mark Wahlberg, topped a list of 2014’s most profitable movies by bringing in $1.1 billion at the global box office, seeing off competition from Guardians of the Galaxy, which trailed in second with $772 million. Over $300m of Transformers earnings came from China. The film has now overtaken Avatar as China’s highest-grossing movie of all time.
Angelina Jolie’s turn in Disney’s Maleficent was another big seller, taking third place in the list with $758 million (£474 million), ahead of a superhero sequels X-Men: Days of Future Past and Captain America: The Winter Soldier in fourth and fifth place respectively.
You can read 2014’s 10 highest-grossing films at the global box office below:
1. Transformers: Age of Extinction, $1.087bn
2. Guardians of the Galaxy, $772.3m
3. Maleficent, $757.8m
4. X-Men: Days of Future Past, $746m
5. Captain America: The Winter Soldier, $714.1m
6. The Amazing Spider-Man 2, $709m
7. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, $708.3m
8. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, $641.6m
9. Interstellar, $636.2m
10. How to Train Your Dragon 2, $618.9m
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