'Hunger Games: Mockingjay' Becomes 2014's Highest-Grossing Movie

The Jennifer Lawrence-starring movie beats 'Guardians of the Galaxy' as the highest-grossing movie in the U.S. in 2014 after collecting $333.2 million.

AceShowbiz - "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1" is now 2014's highest-grossing movie in the U.S. The %cJennifer Lawrence%-starring film snatched the title from the previous holder "Guardians of the Galaxy" following a battle at the box office. Per Wednesday, January 21, "Mockingjay" collected $333.2 million while "Guardians" garnered $333.17 million domestically.

"Mockingjay" was released on November 21 and so far has collected over $700 million worldwide. It opens in China on February 8.

In 2013, "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" also faced off a Marvel movie in a similar battle. Back then, the Lionsgate project toppled "Iron Man 3" from its top position as the highest-grossing movie. It eventually garnered $424.7M, passing %cRobert Downey Jr.%-starring superhero film at $409M.

"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2" is set for release on November 20. Also featuring %cJosh Hutcherson% and %cLiam Hemsworth% among others, the action adventure movie is directed by Francis Lawrence.

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