All-Time
Top Film Franchises


Box-Office (Domestic Gross)
Revenue

Part 1 of 5


Box-Office Index
Top 100 (Domestic) | Top 100 (Inflation-Adjusted) | Top 100 (Worldwide) | Film Franchises - Box-Office | Summer Blockbusters
Top Films (By Decade and Year) | Highest-Grossing Films By Genre Type | Greatest Box-Office Bombs, Disasters, and Flops

Greatest Film Series Franchises - Sections
Series: Introduction | Series: Box-Office (in five parts): Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5
Series: A - E Title Screens | Series: F - K Title Screens | Series: L - Q Title Screens | Series: R - Z Title Screens


Greatest Film Series Franchises: All-Time Top Box-Office Revenue
(in descending order of box-office (domestic) gross totals, unadjusted for inflation)
(over $450 million)
(as of early June 2018)
Franchises
(Clickable Links)
Individual Films in Franchise
(Listed chronologically)

(if clickable, links to reviews)
Total Franchise Gross (domestic)
(approx.)
# of Films
# 1 Film
in Franchise
Gross (Domestic) Revenue
of # 1 Film
Marvel's Cinematic Universe
Iron Man (2008)
The Incredible Hulk (2008)
Iron Man 2 (2010)
Thor (2011)
Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
Marvel's The Avengers (2012)
Iron Man 3 (2013)
Thor: The Dark World (2013)
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
Ant-Man (2015)
Captain America: Civil War (2016)
Doctor Strange (2016)
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
Black Panther (2018)
Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)

$6.630+ billion
19
Black Panther (2018)
$699.4 million
Pixar-Disney Animated Films
Pixar-Disney Animations *
Toy Story (1995)
A Bug's Life (1998)
Toy Story 2 (1999)
Monsters, Inc. (2001)
Finding Nemo (2003)
The Incredibles (2004)
Cars (2006)
Ratatouille (2007)
WALL-E (2008)
Up (2009)
Toy Story 3 (2010)
Cars 2 (2011)
Brave (2012)
Monsters University (2013)
Inside Out (2015)
The Good Dinosaur (2015)
Finding Dory (2016)
Cars 3 (2017)
Coco (2017)
Incredibles 2 (2018)

(* if qualified as a franchise, rather than as a brand?)
$4.865+ billion
19

Finding Dory (2016)
$486.3 million



Star Wars (Ranked)

Star Wars: (Original Trilogy)
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)

Star Wars: (Prequel Trilogy)
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)

Star Wars: (Sequel Trilogy)
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)
Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (2017)

(does not include re-releases)

Star Wars: (Anthology Films and Spin-Offs)
Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008)
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)

$4.187+ billion
11


Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)
$936.7 million

Harry Potter
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 (2010)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 (2011)


J.K. Rowling's Wizard World

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)
$2.625+ billion

$2.391+ billion
(8 Harry Potter films)
9
(or 8)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 (2011)
$381 million



Batman

Batman (Early Films)
Batman: The Movie (1966)
(not included in totals)

Batman (Burton/Schumacher)
Batman (1989)
Batman Returns (1992)
Batman Forever (1995)
Batman & Robin (1997)

Batman (Animated)
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993)
Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)
The LEGO Batman Movie (2017)

Batman (The Dark Knight Trilogy)
Batman Begins (2005)
The Dark Knight (2008)
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)


Batman (DC Extended Universe)
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
$2.407+ billion
11

The Dark Knight (2008)
$533.3 million



X-Men

X-Men (Original Series)

X-Men (2000)
X2: X-Men United (2003)
X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)
X-Men: First Class (2011)
X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

X-Men (Wolverine Spin-Offs)

X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)

The Wolverine (2013)
Logan (2017)

X-Men (Other Spin-Offs)

Deadpool (2016)
Deadpool 2 (2018)
$2.327+ billion
11

Deadpool (2016)

$363.1 million
Disney (Live-Action Animations Reimagined)
101 Dalmatians (1996)
Alice in Wonderland (2010)
Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)
Maleficent (2014)
Cinderella (2015)
The Jungle Book (2016)
Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)
Pete's Dragon (2016)
Beauty and the Beast (2017)

$2.169 billion
9

Beauty and the Beast (2017)
$504 million
James Bond (ranked)

Dr. No (1962)
From Russia With Love (1963)
Goldfinger (1964)
Thunderball (1965)
You Only Live Twice (1967)
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
Live and Let Die (1973)
The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
Moonraker (1979)
For Your Eyes Only (1981)
Octopussy (1983)
A View to a Kill (1985)
The Living Daylights (1987)
Licence to Kill (1989)
GoldenEye (1995)
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
The World is Not Enough (1999)
Die Another Day (2002)
Casino Royale (2006)
Quantum of Solace, 007 (2008)
Skyfall (2012)
Spectre (2015)

(does not include unofficial two non-canon films:
Casino Royale (1967)
and Never Say Never Again (1983))
$2.057+ billion
24

Skyfall (2012)
$304.4 million
Spider-Man

Spider-Man (Sam Raimi)
Spider-Man (2002)
Spider-Man 2 (2004)
Spider-Man 3 (2007)

Spider-Man (Marc Webb)
The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

Spider-Man (Marvel's Cinematic Universe)
Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

$1.912.9 billion
6

Spider-Man (2002)
$403.7 million



The Lord of the Rings (or Middle Earth)

The Lord of the Rings

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

(does not include The Lord of the Rings (1978))

The Hobbit

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)
$1.846+ billion
6


The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
$377 million
Avengers
(see Marvel's Cinematic Universe above)
Marvel's The Avengers (2012)
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
$1.739+ billion
3

Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
$657.2 million
DC Extended Universe
Man of Steel (2013)
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
Suicide Squad (2016)
Wonder Woman (2017)
Justice League (2017)

$1.588+ billion
5

Wonder Woman (2017)
$412.6 million
Fast and the Furious
The Fast and the Furious (2001)
2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)
Fast & Furious (2009)
Fast Five (2011)
Fast & Furious 6 (2013)
Fast & Furious 7 (2015) (aka Furious 7)
The Fate of the Furious (2017)

$1.516+ billion
8

Fast & Furious 7 (2015)
$353 million
Transformers
Transformers: The Movie (1986)
Transformers (2007)
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)
Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)

Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)
Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)

$1.455+ billion
6

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)
$402.1 million
Pirates of the Caribbean
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)
$1.451+ billion
5


Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)
$423.3 million
The Hunger Games
The Hunger Games (2012)
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)
$1.451+ billion
4

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
$424.7 million
Shrek
Shrek (2001)
Shrek 2 (2004)
Shrek the Third (2007)
Shrek Forever After (2010)
Puss in Boots (2011)
$1.419.6 billion
5

Shrek 2 (2004)
$441.2 million
Jurassic Park
Jurassic Park (1993)
The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
Jurassic Park III (2001)

Sequel Trilogy
Jurassic World (2015)
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)
$1.419.6 billion
4

Jurassic World (2015)
$652.3 million



Star Trek

Star Trek (Original)

Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984)
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)

Star Trek (Next Generation)
Star Trek: Generations (1994)
Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
Star Trek: Insurrection (1998)
Star Trek Nemesis (2002)

Star Trek (Reboot)
Star Trek (2009)
Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)

Star Trek Beyond (2016)
$1.401+ billion
13

Star Trek (2009)
$257.7 million
Twilight Saga
Twilight (2008)
The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 (2011)
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 (2012)
$1.363.5 billion
5

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)
$300.5 million
Despicable Me
Despicable Me (2010)
Despicable Me 2 (2013)
Despicable Me 3 (2017)

Minions
Minions (2015)

$1.220+ billion
4

Despicable Me 2 (2013)
$368.1 million
The Dark Knight Trilogy
(see Batman above)

Batman Begins (2005)
The Dark Knight (2008)
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

$1.186+ billion
3

The Dark Knight (2008)
$533.3 million


Superman

Superman (Original)

Superman (1978)
Superman II (1981)
Superman III (1983)
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)

Superman (Homage Sequel)
Superman Returns (2006)

Superman
(see DC Extended Universe above)
Man of Steel (2013)

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
$1.139+ billion
7

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
$330.4 million
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
(see Middle Earth above)
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

$1.060+ billion
3


The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
$377 million
Iron Man
(see Marvel's Cinematic Universe above)

Iron Man (2008)
Iron Man 2 (2010)
Iron Man 3 (2013)
$1.040 billion
3

Iron Man 3 (2013)
$409+ million
Mission: Impossible
Mission: Impossible (1996)
Mission: Impossible II (2000)
Mission: Impossible III (2006)
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015)
Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018)
$934.9 million
5

Mission: Impossible II (2000)
$215.4 million
Indiana Jones
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)


(does not include re-releases)
$906.4 million
4

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
$317.1 million
Toy Story Trilogy
(see Pixar-Disney above)

Toy Story (1995)
Toy Story 2 (1999)
Toy Story 3 (2010)


(does not include 3-D versions)
$853 million
3

Toy Story 3 (2010)
$415 million
Captain America
(see Marvel's Cinematic Universe above)

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
Captain America: Civil War (2016)

$844.5 million
3

Captain America: Civil War (2016)
$408.1 million

The Hobbit
(see The Lord of the Rings above)

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

$816.5 million
3


The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
$303 million
Bourne
The Bourne Identity (2002)
The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
The Bourne Legacy (2012)

Jason Bourne (2016)
$801 million
5

The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
$227.5 million


Planet of the Apes

Planet of the Apes (Original)

Planet of the Apes (1968)
Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970)
Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971)
Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972)
Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973)

Planet of the Apes (Remake)
Planet of the Apes (2001)

Planet of the Apes (Reboot)
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)
War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)
$794 million
9

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)
$208.5 million
Ice Age
Ice Age (2002)
Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006)
Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009)

Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012)
Ice Age: Collision Course (2016)
$793.7 million
5

Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009)
$196.6 million
Thor
(see Marvel's Cinematic Universe above)

Thor (2011)
Thor: The Dark World (2013)
Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
$702.5 million
3

Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
$315.1 million
Rocky
Rocky (1976)
Rocky II (1979)
Rocky III (1982)
Rocky IV (1985)
Rocky V (1990)
Rocky Balboa (2006)

Creed (2015)
$675.4 million
7

Rocky IV (1985)
$128 million
Madagascar
Madagascar (2005)
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012)
Penguins of Madagascar (2014)
$673.3 million
4

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012)
$216.4 million
Alvin and the Chipmunks
The Chipmunk Adventure (1987)
Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007)
Alvin and the Chipmunks 2: The Squeakquel (2009)
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (2011)
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip (2015)
$662.7 million
5

Alvin and the Chipmunks 2: The Squeakquel (2009)
$219.6 million
The Hangover
The Hangover (2009)
The Hangover Part II (2011)
The Hangover Part III (2013)
$644 million
3

The Hangover (2009)
$277.3 million
Men in Black
Men in Black (1997)
Men in Black II (2002)
Men in Black 3 (2012)

$620.1 million
3

Men in Black (1997)
$250.7 million
The Terminator
The Terminator (1984)
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)
Terminator Salvation (2009)


The Terminator (Reboot)
Terminator: Genisys (2015)
$608.7 million
5

Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
$204.8 million
The Fockers
Meet the Parents (2000)
Meet the Fockers (2004)
Little Fockers (2010)
$593.9 million
3

Meet the Fockers (2004)
$279.3 million
The Matrix
The Matrix (1999)
The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
$592.4 million
3


The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
$282 million
Alien

Alien (Original)

Alien (1979)
Aliens (1986)
Alien 3 (1992)
Alien Resurrection (1997)


Alien (Prequel)
Prometheus (2012)
Alien: Covenant (2017)

Alien (Hybrids)
Alien Vs. Predator (2004)
Aliens Vs. Predator - Requiem (2007)

$590.2 million
8

Prometheus (2012)
$126.4 million
Cars
(see Pixar-Disney above)

Cars (2006)
Cars 2 (2011)
Cars 3 (2017)
$588.4 million
3

Cars (2006)
$244 million
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II (1991)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993)
TMNT (2007)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016)
$583.6 million
6

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
$191.2 million


The Mummy

The Mummy Trilogy

The Mummy (1999)
The Mummy Returns (2001)
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008)

The Mummy (Spin-Offs)
The Scorpion King (2002)
$550.9 million
4

The Mummy Returns (2001)
$202 million
Night at the Museum
Night at the Museum (2006)
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014)
$541.9 million
3

Night at the Museum (2006)
$250.9 million
Wolverine
(see X-Men above)

X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)
The Wolverine (2013)
Logan (2017)

$538.7 million
3

Logan (2017)
$226.3 million
Chronicles of Narnia
The Chronicles of Narnia:
The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe (2005)

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008)
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010)
$537.7 million
3

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe (2005)
$292 million
Planet of the Apes (Reboot)
(see Planet of the Apes above)

Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)
War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)

$532.2 million
3

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)
$208.5 million
Kung Fu Panda
Kung Fu Panda (2008)
Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)
Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)
$524.2 million
3

Kung Fu Panda (2008)
$215.4 million
Rush Hour
Rush Hour (1998)
Rush Hour 2 (2001)
Rush Hour 3 (2007)
$507.5 million
3

Rush Hour 2 (2001)
$226.2 million
Die Hard
Die Hard (1988)
Die Hard 2: Die Harder (1990)
Die Hard With a Vengeance (1995)
Live Free or Die Hard (2007)

A Good Day to Die Hard (2013)
$502.4 million
5

Live Free or Die Hard (2007)
$134.5 million
Jack Ryan
The Hunt for Red October (1990)
Patriot Games (1992)
Clear and Present Danger (1994)
The Sum of All Fears (2002)

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)
$497 million
5

Clear and Present Danger (1994)
$122.2 million
Madea
Tyler Perry's Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005)
Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion (2006)
Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail (2009)

Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family (2011)
Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection (2012)
Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas (2013)
Boo! A Madea Halloween (2016)
Boo2! A Madea Halloween (2017)
$496.5 million
8

Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail (2009)
$90.5 million
LEGO
The LEGO Movie (2014)
The LEGO Batman Movie (2017)
The LEGO Ninjago Movie (2017)
$492.8 million
3

The LEGO Movie (2014)
$257.8 million
Home Alone
Home Alone (1990)
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)
Home Alone 3 (1997)
$490.2 million
3

Home Alone (1990)
$285.8 million
Lethal Weapon
Lethal Weapon (1987)
Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)
Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)
Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)
$487.6 million
4

Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)
$147 million
Austin Powers Trilogy
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)
Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)
$473.2 million
3

Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)
$213 million
Ghostbusters
Ghostbusters (1984)
Ghostbusters II (1989)
Ghostbusters (2016)

$470.1 million
3

Ghost Busters (1984) (aka Ghostbusters)
$229.2 million
Scary Movie
Scary Movie (2000)
Scary Movie 2 (2001)
Scary Movie 3 (2003)
Scary Movie 4 (2006)
Scary Movie 5 (2013)
$461.1 million
5

Scary Movie (2000)
$157 million
Saw
Saw (2004)
Saw II (2005)
Saw III (2006)
Saw IV (2007)
Saw V (2008)
Saw VI (2009)
Saw 3D: The Final Chapter (2010)
Jigsaw (2017)
$454 million
8

Saw II (2005)
$87 million

Greatest Film Series Franchises - Sections
Series: Introduction | Series: Box-Office (in five parts): Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5
Series: A - E Title Screens | Series: F - K Title Screens | Series: L - Q Title Screens | Series: R - Z Title Screens



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