The UK Top 10 Highest Grossing Movies of 2014

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We look at the movies you spent your hard earned cash on in 2014.

2014 has been a fantastic year for movies, seeing the birth of new franchise alongside heartfelt Oscar fodder and sequel after sequel, although still no Dredd sequel to be found.

As is traditional at this time of year we bring you the top ten highest grossing movies in the UK and, it has to be said, the results are quite surprising. Some very big movies didn't make the top ten, with 12 Years a Slave, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Interstellar, Godzilla and even Muppets Most Wanted all missing out. We are sure you will also agree that there are some surprising movies in the top ten. We were especially surprised to see The Inbetweeners 2 taking second place and Gone Girl taking tenth.

So here is the top ten as compiled by IMDB. Remember that these are the highest grossing movies of the year so some were released in 2013.

1) The Lego Movie - $56,890,654

2) The Inbetweeners 2 - $55,652,783

3) Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - $55,198,182

4) Guardians of the Galaxy - $47,385,948

5) X-Men: Days of Future Past - $45,595,814

6) The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt:1 - $42,810,203

7) How To Train Your Dragon 2 - $41,547,592

8) The Amazing Spiderman 2 - $40,468,688

9) The Wolf of Wall Street - $37,413,041

10) Gone Girl - $34,643,161

It was certainly a good year for Fantasy and Sci-Fi movies and it is no surprise to see The Lego Movie on top of the pile. One surprise is that Frozen is nowhere to be seen, not even in the top 100, which given it's December 2013 release date and the fact that it was last years number three is a real shock.

Perhaps the biggest shock though is the amount of money that The Lego Movie took compared to last years Number One, Despicable Me 2, which took $72,278,042. Compare that to The Lego Movie's $56,890,654 and it shows a worrying decline, in fact you have to go all the way down to The Hunger Games: Catching Fire in sixth place to find a total below this years number one. It will be extremely interesting to see if next years number one takes another decrease.

To view the full top 100 click HERE

What films will be in the top ten next year? Only time will tell.

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