Hits included 'Guardians of the Galaxy,' 'TMNT,' 'Chef' and 'Boyhood'
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Winner: 'Guardians of the Galaxy'
Release date: August 1
Domestic box office: $256.7 million
International box office: $245.3 million
Why: Marvel Studios and Walt Disney Pictures pulled off something of a miracle by taking a rag-tag, little known group of space superheroes and turning it into the biggest hit of 2014 so far and a brand new franchise. And in a disappointing year for Hollywood at the multiplex "Guardians" has a shot of becoming the first film to reach the $300 million mark.
- Gregory Ellwood