Compared to years past, 2014 was a bit of a disappointment where box office numbers were concerned. While there were certainly many fantastic films released in the last 12 months, the final tallies show that this year’s totals are down 5.4 percent from last year, and that it’s been the worst year for Hollywood since 2011. That being said, the year wasn’t completely without its major releases, and now the list of the highest grossing titles are ready to be recognized.
With 2014 coming to a close, the numbers are all in on Box Office Mojo and now have the list of the Top 10 worldwide box office performers of the past year. Read on to find out what ranked where!
10. How to Train Your Dragon 2Domestic Box Office Total: $177,002,924
Worldwide Box Office Total: $618,909,935
Reported Budget: $145 million
With Pixar not having film to release, The LEGO Movie not finding much traction in foreign territories, and Big Hero 6 not exactly achieving Frozen-level success, 2014 was a somewhat slow year for animation at the box office – but Dean DuBlois’ How To Train Your Dragon 2 did still manage to squeak into the worldwide Top 10 for the year. The success of the film was slowed by it’s somewhat underwhelming release domestically – earning about $40 million less – but it has come out on top internationally, beating the first movie’s $494.9 million total.