The 32 Most Successful Movie Franchises Of All Time

Bond, Star Wars, X-Men and more...

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    • Bull316

      Aug 29th 2013, 8:49

      Interesting list, however I do think that some of the entries have reached the position simply due to the number of films in the franchise. If this was done as an average, per film, the list becomes a little different, the top 10 become: 20: The Terminator - £503,664,804 19: Narnia - £599,747,581 18: The Godfather - £635,925,606 17: James Bond - £635,952,693 16: Back to the Future - £636,573,216 15: Mission Impossible - £654,118,695 14: Batman - £679,779,560 13: Men in Black - £687,182,414 12: Twilight - £706,482,643 11: The Matrix - £710,601,332 10: The Avengers - £740,326,422 9: Jaws - £745,551,743 8: Indiana Jones - £886,182,453 7: Spider-man - £955,179,454 6: Transformers - £968,954,955 5: Jurassic Park - £980,870,000 4: Pirates of the Caribbean - £1,063,724,664 3: Tolkien - £1,225,000,000 2: Harry Potter - £1,126,275,892 1: Star Wars - £1,524,633,793

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    • AlfredsDream098

      Aug 29th 2013, 9:04

      I'm guessing these numbers include home release as many of them fall ridiculously short of them when it comes to their collected box office grosses.

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    • AlfredsDream098

      Aug 29th 2013, 9:17

      Also, why isn't The Wolverine mentioned for the x-men franchise when Man of Steel is mentioned for superman? Don't tell me you forgot the wrong wolverine movie.

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    • AlfredsDream098

      Aug 29th 2013, 9:31

      And I didn't know the great Pegg/wright movie "The world's End" was part of the Pirates franchise

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    • Kurbie

      Aug 29th 2013, 9:37

      This whole list totally ignores any Animated Movie franchises like Toy Story 1,2 3 Shrek Madagascar

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    • Chufferstud

      Aug 29th 2013, 10:17

      Surely the Carry On films made gazillions over the past few decades...ooooh matron!

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    • marvelboy

      Aug 29th 2013, 11:00

      I like how so many of these films got reboots, because a reboot is a great sign for a successful movie franchise; even the number one film series is a reboot ...

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    • FBPBoland

      Aug 29th 2013, 11:54

      Proof that successful doesn't always mean good.

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    • khonte

      Aug 29th 2013, 15:53

      Toy Story approximately $1,910,000 Madagascar $2,077,000 Ice Age $2,801,000 Shrek + Puss in boots $3,508,000 All of them should have made this list.

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    • Ali1748

      Aug 29th 2013, 17:30

      The Die Hard franchise needs to erm die.

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    • grahamking1982

      Aug 29th 2013, 18:34

      Quite an interesting list, although some of the groups of films bunched together as a franchise are a bit iffy for me.... I know there were the AvP films but I'm not sure all the Predator & Alien films should be bungled together like that. Also with things like Batman....given the Nolan trilogy cast aside all the others like a soggy tissue, is it cheating to consider all 7 films the same 'franchise'? Same with Man of Steel? Not far off half of the Batman films' total gross came from the last two I think? I also agree that the average gross per entry would be more interesting.... The haul from the Harry Potters or Star Wars films is more impressive than the Bond total given that there are over 20 of them!

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    • jman500

      Aug 29th 2013, 18:35

      some of these should be a little higher some of these should be a lot higher

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    • trist808

      Aug 30th 2013, 13:33

      @Alfred'sDream098, note the date at the bottom of the article is June 24th, that's when this was put together based on box office money, The Wolverine hadn't been released at that time, whereas Man Of Steel was on release, hence including one but not the other :-)

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    • nigellockett

      Aug 31st 2013, 9:22

      Whoever wrote the comments about Star Trek has no clue what they are talking about. They obviously love Star Wars and I agree it kick started Star Trek movies but Star Wars 1,2 and 3 are dross and only made money because they are Star Wars films. 4, 5 and 6 were very good. Star Trek has made cultural changes in society by raising questions on war, race, technology while Star Wars is a fairy tail albeit very good for half the series.

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    • Hadouken76

      Aug 31st 2013, 13:46

      Star Trek into Darkness had so many nods to Star Trek 2, it became a moshpit! Thought JJ Abrams was supposed to be inventive.

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    • jman500

      Sep 1st 2013, 14:25

      this list is s**t

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    • joshuacameron

      Sep 3rd 2013, 8:01

      Haters gonna hate. This was an awesome list. The people bagging on it are doing so under anonimity.. If it was so bad put your face to your comment. I enjoyed it. It kept me busy for 10-15 mins and it makes sense. Looking forward to seeing another

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    • andrewellis

      Sep 4th 2013, 0:30

      you haven't included the 1986 animated transformers film. transformers the movie

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    • Awesomeness360

      Sep 20th 2013, 15:26

      What about the Godzilla franchise? I know it's foreign, but it's still a franchise about one of the most recognizable movie monsters of all time. Excluding the 1998, it doesn't count.

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