The summer blockbuster season marks the beginning of Hollywood’s major releases. What better time to get our number crunchers to predict which films will be the year’s top earners?
Here are our picks for the 2014 movies that will gross the most worldwide:
#11 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
RELEASE DATE: July 11
SYNOPSIS: Sequel + Man versus Super Simian + War = Oh my!
#10 Captain America: The Winter Soldier
RELEASE DATE: April 4
SYNOPSIS: Still adjusting to the modern world, Captain America (Chris Evans) teams up with the Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) to go against super soldier and blast from his past, the Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan).
RELEASE DATE: May 16
SYNOPSIS: The 2nd reboot of the classic finds Godzilla in battles against, according to the studio, “malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.”
#8 Guardians of the Galaxy
RELEASE DATE: August 1
SYNOPSIS: Marvel takes on the cosmos. Antihero Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), steals a mysterious orb that happens to belong to the super villain Ronan (Lee Pace). And of course, Ronan needs the orb to complete his nefarious plans for the galaxy…
RELEASE DATE: November 7
SYNOPSIS: We’re still not 100% sure yet, as director Christopher Nolan is keeping a tight lid on the plot for this sci-fi treat. What we do know is that a wormhole is involved and that space travel is forever changed…
#6 X-Men: Days of Future Past
RELEASE DATE: May 23
SYNOPSIS: Present day X-Men travel back in time to team up with their past selves in an attempt to save the future of all humanity.
#5 How to Train Your Dragon 2
RELEASE DATE: June 13
SYNOPSIS: Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) and Toothless, now five years older, must stop a troop of sea-faring dragon trappers bent on destroying Berk and the dragons that inhabit it.
#4 The Amazing Spider-Man 2
RELEASE DATE: May 2
SYNOPSIS: We have Peter Parker coming of age and having to do battle with the uber-powerful Electro (Jamie Foxx). With Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan) back in town, all things bad in Parker’s life seem to be pointing to Oscorp…
#3 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
RELEASE DATE: December 17
SYNOPSIS: Finally at Smaug’s Lair, the Company of Thorin struggle to reclaim Erebor and the treasure.
#2 The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay – Part 1
RELEASE DATE: November 21
SYNOPSIS: Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) finds herself forced to play the symbolic leader of a widespread rebellion to take the Capitol down.
#1 Transformers: Age of Extinction
RELEASE DATE: June 27
SYNOPSIS: Set four years after the Decepticons seized Chicago, auto mechanic Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg) and his daughter Tesss (Nicola Peltz) stumble upon a discovery that flags the attention of both the Autobots and Decepticons.
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