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One Of These 34 Movies Will Be The Summer's Biggest Blockbuster

04/08/2014 09:31 am ET | Updated Apr 08, 2014

Blockbuster season has become a year-round event for Hollywood studios. Witness not just the massive grosses of "The LEGO Movie" (released in February) and "Divergent" (released in March), but last weekend's "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." The Marvel sequel earned $95 million during its debut frame, a figure that feels better suited for July rather than April. The First Avenger aside, though, the year's biggest films are still lined up for summer release. Which feature will rule the season in 2014? Ahead, the 34 movies that have the best chance of dominating the box office between May and September.

  • "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" (May 2)
    Sony
  • Your friendly neighborhood blockbuster franchise returns for another round with new cast members Jamie Foxx (as Electro), Dane DeHaan (as Green Goblin) and Paul Giamatti (as Rhino) joining Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone. Marc Webb is back to direct.
  • "Chef" (May 9)
    Open Road
  • Jon Favreau returns to his indie roots with this comedy-drama about a famous chef who rebuilds his life after a very public meltdown. Sofia Vergara, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr. and Dustin Hoffman are among the film's famous co-stars.
  • "Neighbors" (May 9)
    Universal
  • Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne and Zac Efron star in Nicholas Stoller's hilarious "Neighbors," a generational warfare comedy about what happens when a fraternity house moves into a residential neighborhood. This one has all the laughs.
  • "Godzilla" (May 16)
    Warner Bros.
  • Gareth Edwards' new take on the legendary kaiju stars Bryan Cranston, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen and some of the year's most terrifying effects.
  • "Million Dollar Arm" (May 16)
    Disney
  • Jon Hamm becomes a movie star in this drama about a sports agent who tries to turn two cricket players into top Major League Baseball prospects. Based on a true story.
  • "Blended" (May 23)
    Warner Bros.
  • Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore reunite for this family comedy.
  • "X-Men: Days of Future Past" (May 23)
    Fox
  • Director Bryan Singer returns to the "X-Men" franchise with all his old friends in tow for "X-Men: Days of Future Past." The comic-book blockbuster brings together 14 years of X-Men actors, including Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Ellen Page, Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender.
  • "Maleficent" (May 30)
    Disney
  • A new take on "Sleeping Beauty" with Angelina Jolie in the role of the title villain.
  • "A Million Ways To Die In The West" (May 30)
    Universal
  • Seth MacFarlane's follow-up to the global blockbuster that was "Ted" is this Western comedy that mixes heightened violence with modern-day jokes. Charlize Theron, Neil Patrick Harris, Sarah Silverman, Giovani Ribisi and Amanda Seyfried all star.
  • "Edge of Tomorrow" (June 6)
    Warner Bros.
  • Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt star in this science-fiction thriller that combines elements of "Source Code" and "Groundhog Day." (Cruise plays a solider who keeps reliving the same battle.) Doug Liman ("Mr. and Mrs. Smith," "Swingers") directs.
  • "The Fault in Our Stars" (June 6)
    Fox
  • Bring the issues. Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort star in this adaptation of John Green's wildly popular young-adult novel.
  • "22 Jump Street" (June 13)
    Sony
  • Assuming there are laughs left over from "Neighbors," expect to find them in "22 Jump Street," this summer's sequel to "21 Jump Street." Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum reprise their roles.
  • "How To Train Your Dragon 2" (June 13)
    Fox
  • A sequel to the 2010 blockbuster hit.
  • "Jersey Boys" (June 20)
    Warner Bros.
  • Clint Eastwood directs this adaptation of the popular Broadway musical about Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.
  • "Think Like A Man Too" (June 20)
    Sony
  • Kevin Hart rules 2014, so it makes sense that he'd star in a summer sequel too.
  • "Transformers: Age of Extinction" (June 27)
    Paramount
  • This one stars Mark Wahlberg and Dinobots!
  • "Deliver Us From Evil" (July 2)
    Sony/Screen Gems
  • A terrifying, based-on-true-events horror movie starring Eric Bana, Edgar Ramirez, Olivia Munn and Joel McHale. Jerry Bruckheimer is the producer.
  • "Tammy" (July 2)
    Warner Bros.
  • Melissa McCarthy and Susan Sarandon star in this road-trip comedy that McCarthy co-wrote with her husband, Ben Falcone. (Falcone also directs.)
  • "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" (July 11)
    Fox
  • Why cookie rocket?
  • "Jupiter Ascending" (July 18)
    Warner Bros.
  • The Wachowski siblings return with this original science-fiction film about the fate of the universe. Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis and Eddie Redmayne star in what we hope is the summer's weirdest movie.
  • "The Purge: Anarchy" (July 18)
    Universal
  • This looks completely normal and not scary at all.
  • "Hercules" (July 25)
    Paramount
  • Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson stars as Hercules in Brett Ratner's latest film. That's a dead lion on his head, fyi.
  • "Sex Tape" (July 25)
    Sony
  • Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel play a married couple whose amateur sex tape gets out in the open. Rob Lowe, Rob Corddry (!) and Ellie Kemper (!!) co-star.
  • "Step Up: All In" (July 25)
    Summit Entertainment
  • This movie has moves ...
  • "Get On Up" (Aug. 1)
    Universal
  • Tate Taylor ("The Help") directs this James Brown biography, with Chadwick Boseman in the lead role.
  • "Guardians of the Galaxy" (Aug. 1)
    Marvel
  • Chris Pratt leads a band of misfits in the strangest (and possibly funniest?) Marvel movie yet.
  • "The Hundred-Foot Journey" (Aug. 8)
    Buena Vista
  • Produced by Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg, this adaptation of the best-selling book stars Helen Mirren.
  • "Into The Storm" (Aug. 8)
    Warner Bros.
  • This scary thriller is about a killer storm.
  • "Lucy" (Aug. 8)
    Universal
  • Here's the IMDb summary for Luc Besson's "Lucy": "A drug mule accidentally swallows her cargo and finds she now has superpowers." Scarlett Johansson plays that drug mule.
  • "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" (Aug. 8)
    Paramount
  • They like pizza. Michael Bay produces.
    They're back.
    Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep star in this adaptation of the seminal young-adult novel.
    Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr. star as fake cops in this comedy from director Luke Greenfield ("The Girl Next Door").
    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Josh Brolin, Rosario Dawson and more star in Robert Rodriguez's sequel to 2005's "Sin City."

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