All-Time
Top Film Franchises


Box-Office (Domestic Gross)
Revenue


Greatest Film Series Franchises Greatest Film Franchises - All-Time Top Box-Office Revenue Results: In general terms, film franchises are multi-picture stories, often including some of the same characters from film to film.
  1. they normally have at least three very significant films in the series (including sequels)
  2. the major franchises usually have a combined gross box-office (domestic) revenue income (unadjusted for inflation) of at least $450 million, although some of the older franchises haven't attained that level. [Note: Reissues were usually not included, nor were income totals for merchandising.]
  3. in terms of genre popularity, fantasy/adventure, horror and sci-fi films fare the best as crowd-pleasing franchises (with generous doses of action, violence and PG-rated content), featuring big-name stars and big-budget production values

With the continued release of new films in some of the franchises-series found below, it's difficult to say when any one franchise attains # 1 status in terms of box-office, although recent reports show that Harry Potter has ended up being the most commercially-successful true movie franchise of all-time, beating even Star Wars and James Bond, although the Marvel franchise was up-and-coming, and the Pixar-Disney animations top them all.

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Greatest Film Series Franchises
All-Time Top Box-Office Revenue

(in descending order of box-office (domestic) gross totals, unadjusted for inflation)
Franchises
(Films in Franchise, listed chronologically)
Total Franchise Gross (domestic)
(approximately)
# of Films
# 1 Film
in Franchise
Gross (Domestic) Revenue
of # 1 Film
The 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)
(* if qualified as a franchise?)
$3.537 billion
14

Toy Story 3 (2010)
$415 million
Marvel 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)

$2.521+ billion
(9 films only)
10

Marvel's The Avengers (2012)
$623.4 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)
$2.39 billion
8

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 (2011)
$381 million
Star Wars Trilogy and Prequels
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: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
(does not include The Clone Wars)
$1.918 billion
(does not include re-releases)
6


Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
$431 million
Batman
Batman (1989)
Batman Returns (1992)
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993)
Batman Forever (1995)
Batman & Robin (1997)
Batman Begins (2005)
The Dark Knight (2008)
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
$1.898+ billion
8

The Dark Knight (2008)
$533.3 million
James Bond
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)
(does not include unofficial films: Casino Royale (1967)
and Never Say Never Again (1983))
$1.857+ billion
23

Skyfall (2012)
$304.4 million
The Lord of the Rings
The Lord of the Rings (1978)
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)
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
The Hobbit: There and Back Again (2014)

$1.621+ billion
(6 films only)
7


The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
$377 million
Shrek
Shrek (2001)
Shrek 2 (2004)
Shrek the Third (2007)
Shrek Forever After (2010)
Puss in Boots (2011)
$1.419 billion
5

Shrek 2 (2004)
$441.2 million
Spider-Man
Spider-Man (2002)
Spider-Man 2 (2004)
Spider-Man 3 (2007)
The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
$1.376 billion
(4 films only)
5

Spider-Man (2002)
$403.7 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)
$1.3635+ billion
5

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)
$300.5 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)
$1.279.2 billion
4


Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)
$423.3 million
Star Trek
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: Generations (1994)
Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
Star Trek: Insurrection (1998)
Star Trek Nemesis (2002)
Star Trek (2009)
Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
$1.242+ billion
12

Star Trek (2009)
$257.7 million
Transformers
Transformers (2007)
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)
Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)

Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)
(does not include the 1986 film)
$1.079 billion
(3 films only)
4

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)
$402.1 million
X-Men
X-Men (2000)
X2: X-Men United (2003)
X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)
X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)
X-Men: First Class (2011)

The Wolverine (2013)
X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
$1.065+ million
(6 films only)
7

X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)
$234.4 million
Iron Man (see above)
Iron Man (2008)
Iron Man 2 (2010)
Iron Man 3 (2013)
$1.039+ billion
3

Iron Man 3 (2013)
$409+ million
The Fast and the Furious
The Fast and the Furious (2001)
2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)
Fast and Furious (2009)
Fast Five (2011)
Fast & Furious 6 (2013)

$937.8+ million
6

Fast & Furious 6 (2013)
$238.7 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)
$906.4 million
(does not include re-releases)
4

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
$317 million
Toy Story (see above)
Toy Story (1995)
Toy Story 2 (1999)
Toy Story 3 (2010)
$853 million
(does not include 3-D versions)
3

Toy Story 3 (2010)
$415 million
The Hunger Games
The Hunger Games (2012)
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
$832.7+ million
2

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
$424.6 million
Superman
Superman (1978)
Superman II (1981)
Superman III (1983)
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)
Superman Returns (2006)
Man of Steel (2013)
$809.2+ million
6

Man of Steel (2013)
$291 million
Jurassic Park
Jurassic Park (1993)
The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
Jurassic Park III (2001)
$767.3 million
3

Jurassic Park (1993)
$357 million
Mission: Impossible
Mission: Impossible (1996)
Mission: Impossible II (2000)
Mission: Impossible III (2006)
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)
$739.8 million
4

Mission: Impossible II (2000)
$215.4 million
Ice Age
Ice Age (2002)
Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006)
Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009)

Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012)
$729.6+ million
4

Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009)
$196.6 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
Bourne
The Bourne Identity (2002)
The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
The Bourne Legacy (2012)
$638.6 million
4

The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
$227.5 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
Despicable Me
Despicable Me (2010)
Despicable Me 2 (2013)

$619.6 million
2

Despicable Me 2 (2013)
$368.1 million
The Fockers
Meet the Parents (2000)
Meet the Fockers (2004)
Little Fockers (2010)
$594 million
3

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


The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
$282 million
Madagascar
Madagascar (2005)
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012)
$590 million
3

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012)
$216.4 million
Alvin and the Chipmunks
Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007)
Alvin and the Chipmunks 2: The Squeakquel (2009)
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (2011)
(does not include The Chipmunk Adventure (1987))
$570 million
3

Alvin and the Chipmunks 2: The Squeakquel (2009)
$219.6 million
Rocky
Rocky (1976)
Rocky II (1979)
Rocky III (1982)
Rocky IV (1985)
Rocky V (1990)
Rocky Balboa (2006)
$566 million
6

Rocky IV (1985)
$128 million
The Mummy
The Mummy (1999)
The Mummy Returns (2001)
The Scorpion King (2002)
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008)
$551 million
4

The Mummy Returns (2001)
$202 million
The Chronicles of Narnia Trilogy
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
The Terminator
The Terminator (1984)
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)
Terminator Salvation (2009)
$518.9 million
4

Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
$205 million
Alien
Alien (1979)
Aliens (1986)
Alien 3 (1992)
Alien Resurrection (1997)

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

Prometheus (2012)
$515.9 million
7

Prometheus (2012)
$126.4 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
Home Alone
Home Alone (1990)
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)
Home Alone 3 (1997)
Home Alone 4 (2002) (TV movie)
$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)
$488 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
Scary Movie
Scary Movie (2000)
Scary Movie 2 (2001)
Scary Movie 3 (2003)
Scary Movie 4 (2006)
Scary Movie 5 (2013)
$461+ million
5

Scary Movie (2000)
$157 million


Additional Noteworthy Franchises
(below $450 million and inclusive to $300 million)
Franchises
(Films in Franchise, listed chronologically)
Total Franchise Gross (domestic)
(approximately)
# of Films
# 1 Film
in Franchise
Gross (Domestic) Revenue
of # 1 Film
Planet of the Apes
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 (2001)
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)
$438.5 million
(7 films only)
8

Planet of the Apes (2001)
$180 million
Beverly Hills Cop Trilogy
Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)
Beverly Hills Cop III (1994)
$431 million
3

Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
$235 million
The Karate Kid
The Karate Kid (1984)
The Karate Kid Part II (1986)
The Karate Kid Part III (1989)
The Next Karate Kid (1994)
The Karate Kid (2010)

$430.4 million
5

The Karate Kid (2010)
$176.6 million
Night at the Museum
Night at the Museum (2006)
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)
$428.1 million
2

Night at the Museum (2006)
$250.9 million
Ocean's 11
Ocean's Eleven (2001)
Ocean's Twelve (2004)
Ocean's Thirteen (2007)
$426.1 million
3

Ocean's Eleven (2001)
$183.4 million
Hannibal Lecter
Manhunter (1986)
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Hannibal (2001)
Red Dragon (2002)
Hannibal Rising (2007)
$425.3 million
5

Hannibal (2001)
$165 million
Back to the Future
Back to the Future (1985)

Back to the Future Part II (1989)
Back to the Future Part III (1990)
$417 million
3

Back to the Future (1985)
$210 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)
$415.9 million
7

Saw II (2005)
$87 million
American Pie
American Pie (1999)
American Pie 2 (2001)
American Wedding (2003)
American Reunion (2012)
$409.2 million
4

American Pie 2 (2001)
$145.1 million
Jaws
Jaws (1975)
Jaws 2 (1978)
Jaws 3-D (1983)
Jaws: The Revenge (1987) (aka Jaws 4)
(does not include Jaws 2 1980 re-issue)
$404 million
4

Jaws (1975)
$260 million
Paranormal Activity
Paranormal Activity (2009)
Paranormal Activity 2 (2010)
Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)
Paranormal Activity 4 (2012)
Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014)
$383.1 million
5

Paranormal Activity (2009)
$107.9 million
Kung Fu Panda
Kung Fu Panda (2008)
Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)
$380.7 million
2

Kung Fu Panda (2008)
$215.4 million
Friday the 13th
Friday the 13th (1980)
Friday the 13th, Part 2 (1981)
Friday the 13th, Part 3 (1982)
Friday the 13th, The Final Chapter (1984)
Friday the 13th - A New Beginning (1985)
Jason Lives - Friday the 13th, Part VI (1986)
Friday the 13th, Part VII - The New Blood (1988)
Friday the 13th, Part VIII - Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)
Jason Goes to Hell - The Final Friday (1993)
Jason X (2001) (aka Friday the 13th, Part 10)
Freddy vs. Jason (2003) (aka Friday the 13th, Part 11)
Friday the 13th (2009) (aka Friday the 13th, Part 12)
$380.6 million
12

Freddy vs. Jason (2003)
(aka Friday the 13th, Part 11)
$83 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)
$375.8 million
6

Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail (2009)
$90.5 million
A Nightmare on Elm Street
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985)
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)
A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)
A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989)
Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)
Wes Craven's New Nightmare (1994)
Freddy vs. Jason (2003)
A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
$370.5 million
9

Freddy vs. Jason (2003)
$83 million
The Santa Clause
The Santa Clause (1994)
The Santa Clause 2 (2002)
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006)
$368.6 million
3

The Santa Clause (1994)
$144.8 million
Jackass
Jackass: The Movie (2002)
Jackass: Number Two (2006)
Jackass 3-D (2010)
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (2013)
$356.3 million
4

Jack-Ass 3-D (2010)
$117.2 million
Robert Langdon
The DaVinci Code (2006)
Angels & Demons (2009)
$350.9 million
2

The DaVinci Code (2006)
$217.5 million
Spy Kids
Spy Kids (2001)
Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams (2002)
Spy Kids 3D: Game Over (2003)
Spy Kids: All the Time in the World (2011) (aka Spy Kids 4)
$348.9 million
4

Spy Kids (2001)
$112.7 million
The Muppets
The Muppet Movie (1979)
The Great Muppet Caper (1981)
The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)
The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
Muppet Treasure Island (1996)
Muppets from Space (1999)
The Muppets (2011)
Muppets Most Wanted (2014)

$334.6 million
8

The Muppets (2011)
$88.6 million

Scream
Scream (1996)
Scream 2 (1997)
Scream 3 (2000)
Scream 4 (2011)

$331.7 million
4

Scream (1996)
$103 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)
$310.3 million
(4 films only)
5

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)
$135.3 million
Crocodile Dundee
Crocodile Dundee (1986)
Crocodile Dundee II (1988)
Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles (2001)
$309.7 million
3

Crocodile Dundee (1986)
$174.8 million
Halloween
Halloween (1978)
Halloween II (1981)
Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)
Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)
Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)
Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)
Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later (1998)
Halloween: Resurrection (2002)
Halloween (2007)
Halloween II (2009)
$308.5 million
10

Halloween (2007)
$58.3 million

Other Franchises
(between $300 and $200 million)
Franchises
(Films in Franchise, listed chronologically)
Total Franchise Gross (domestic)
(approximately)
# of Films
# 1 Film
in Franchise
Gross (Domestic) Revenue
of # 1 Film
Rambo
First Blood (1982)
Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)
Rambo III (1988)
Rambo (2008)


$294.1 million
4

Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)
$150.4 million
The Exorcist
The Exorcist (1973)
Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977)
The Exorcist III (1990)
Exorcist: The Beginning (2004) (aka Exorcist IV)
Dominion: Prequel to The Exorcist (2005)
(does not include The Exorcist (Dir. Cut) (2000))
$291.9 million
5

The Exorcist (1973)
$193 million
The Pink Panther
The Pink Panther (1963)
A Shot in the Dark (1964)
Return of the Pink Panther (1975)
The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976)
Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978)
Trail of the Pink Panther (1982)
Curse of the Pink Panther (1983)
Son of the Pink Panther (1993)
The Pink Panther (2006)
Pink Panther 2 (2009)
$282.6 million
10

The Pink Panther (2006)
$82.2 million
Predator
Predator (1987)
Predator 2 (1990)
Alien Vs. Predator (2004)
Alien Vs. Predator: Requiem (2007)
Predators (2010)
$264.5 million
5

Alien Vs. Predator (2004)
$80.3 million
Final Destination
Final Destination (2000)
Final Destination 2 (2003)
Final Destination 3 (2006)
The Final Destination (2009)
Final Destination 5 (2011)
$263.5 million
5

The Final Destination (2009)
$66.5 million
The Godfather
The Godfather (1972)
The Godfather, Part II (1974)
The Godfather, Part III (1990)
$248 million
3

The Godfather (1972)
$134 million
Resident Evil
Resident Evil (2002)
Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)
Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)
Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010)
Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)
$244.4 million
5

Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010)
$60.1 million
Police Academy
Police Academy (1984)
Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment (1985)
Police Academy 3: Back in Training (1986)
Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol (1987)
Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach (1988)
Police Academy 6: City Under Siege (1989)
Police Academy: Mission to Moscow (1994)
$239.6 million
7

Police Academy (1984)
$81.2 million
Dirty Harry
Dirty Harry (1971)
Magnum Force (1973)
The Enforcer (1976)
Sudden Impact (1983)
The Dead Pool (1988)
$227.5 million
5

Sudden Impact (1983)
$67.6 million
Big Momma
Big Momma's House (2000)
Big Momma's House 2 (2006)
Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son (2011)
$225.6 million
3

Big Momma's House (2000)
$117.6 million
The Smurfs
The Smurfs and the Magic Flute (1983)
The Smurfs (2011)
The Smurfs 2 (2013)
$224.9 million
3

The Smurfs (2011)
$142.6 million
Underworld
Underworld (2003)
Underworld: Evolution (2006)
Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009)
Underworld Awakening (2012)
$222.4 million
4

Underworld Awakening (2012)
$62.3 million
Vacation
(National Lampoon's) Vacation (1983)
(National Lampoon's) European Vacation (1985)
(National Lampoon's) Christmas Vacation (1989)
Vegas Vacation (1997)
$218.5 million
4

(National Lampoon's) Christmas Vacation (1989)
$71.3 million
The Naked Gun
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988)
The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear (1991)
The Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994)
$216.8 million
3

The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear (1991)
$86.9 million
Rugrats
The Rugrats Movie (1998)
Rugrats in Paris: The Movie (2000)
Rugrats Go Wild (2003)
$216.4 million
3

The Rugrats Movie (1998)
$100.5 million
Blade
Blade (1998)
Blade II (2002)
Blade: Trinity (2004)
$204.8 million
3

Blade II (2002)
$82.3 million
Step Up
Step Up (2006)
Step Up 2 the Streets (2008)
Step Up 3-D (2010)
Step Up Revolution (2012)
$200.8 million
4

Step Up (2006)
$65.3 million
Herbie the Love Bug
The Love Bug (1969)
Herbie Rides Again (1974)
Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo (1977)
Herbie Goes Bananas (1980)
Herbie: Fully Loaded (2005)
$200.5 million
5

Herbie: Fully Loaded (2005)
$66 million

More Franchises
(between $200 million and $100 million)
Franchises
(Films in Franchise, listed chronologically)
Total Franchise Gross (domestic)
(approximately)
# of Films
# 1 Film
in Franchise
Gross (Domestic)
Revenue of # 1 Film
Texas Chainsaw Massacre
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)
Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990)
Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (1994)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006)
Texas Chainsaw 3-D (2013)
$199.3 million
7

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
$80.6 million
Smokey and the Bandit
Smokey and the Bandit (1977)
Smokey and the Bandit II (1980)
Smokey and the Bandit Part 3 (1983)
$198.5 million
3

Smokey and the Bandit (1977)
$126.7 million
Look Who's Talking
Look Who's Talking (1989)
Look Who's Talking Too (1990)
Look Who's Talking Now (1993)
$198.2 million
3

Look Who's Talking (1989)
$140.1 million
The Expendables
The Expendables (2010)
The Expendables 2 (2012)
$188.1 million
2

The Expendables (2010)
$103.1 million
Barbershop
Barbershop (2002)
Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2004)
Beauty Shop (2005)
$177.2 million
3

Barbershop (2002)
$75.8 million
Amityville
The Amityville Horror (1979)
Amityville II: The Possession (1982)
Amityville 3-D (1983)
The Amityville Horror (2005)
$170.5 million
4

The Amityville Horror (1979)
$86.4 million
RoboCop
RoboCop (1987)
Robocop 2 (1990)
RoboCop 3 (1993)
RoboCop (2014)
$167.3 million
4
RoboCop (2014)
$57.5 million
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (2011)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (2012)
$165.7 million
3

Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010)
$64 million
The Omen
The Omen (1976)
Damien: Omen II (1978)
The Final Conflict (1981) (aka Omen III)
The Omen (2006)

$162.5 million
4

The Omen (1976)
$60.9 million
Alex Cross
Kiss the Girls (1997)
Along Came a Spider (2001)
Alex Cross (2012)
$160.5 million
3

Along Came A Spider (2001)
$74.1 million
Porky's
Porky's (1982)
Porky's II: The Next Day (1983)
Porky's Revenge (1985) (aka Porky's 3)
$159.8 million
3

Porky's (1982)
$105.5 million
Dumb and Dumber
Dumb & Dumber (1994)
Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (2003)
$153.5 million
2

Dumb & Dumber (1994)
$127.2 million
Godzilla
Gojira (1954, Jp.) (aka Godzilla)
Godzilla 1985: The Legend is Reborn (1984, Jp.) (aka Gojira, or The Return of Godzilla)
Godzilla (1998)
Godzilla 2000 (1999, Jp.)
Godzilla (2014)
$150.9 million
(4 films only)
5

Godzilla (1998)
$136.3 million
Pokemon
Pokemon: The First Movie (1999, Jp./US)
Pokemon: The Movie 2000 (1999, Jp./US)
Pokemon 3: The Movie (2001, Jp./US)
Pokemon 4Ever (2002, Jp./US)
Pokemon Heroes (2003, Jp./US) (aka Pokemon 5)
$149 million
5

Pokemon: The First Movie (1999)
$85.7 million
Arthur
Arthur (1981)
Arthur 2: On the Rocks (1988)
Arthur (2011)
$143.2 million
3

Arthur (1981)
$95.5 million
Riddick
Pitch Black (2000)
The Chronicles of Riddick (2004)
Riddick (2013)
$139 million
3

The Chronicles of Riddick (2004)
$57.8 million
Insidious
Insidious (2010)
Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)
$137.6 million
2


Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)
$83.5 million
Poltergeist
Poltergeist (1982)
Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986)
Poltergeist III (1988)
$131.7 million
3

Poltergeist (1982)
$76.6 million
Child's Play (Chucky)
Child's Play (1988)
Child's Play 2 (1990)
Child's Play 3 (1991)
Bride of Chucky (1998)
Seed of Chucky (2004)
$126.2 million
5

Child's Play (1988)
$33.2 million
The Mighty Ducks
The Mighty Ducks (1992)
D2: The Mighty Ducks (1994)
D3: The Mighty Ducks (1996)
$119.3 million
3

The Mighty Ducks (1992)
$50.8 million
Friday
Friday (1995)
Next Friday (2000)
Friday After Next (2002)
$118 million
3

Next Friday (2000)
$57.3 million
Free Willy
Free Willy (1993)
Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home (1995)
Free Willy 3: The Rescue (1997)
$111.2 million
3

Free Willy (1993)
$77.7 million
Witch Mountain
Escape to Witch Mountain (1975)
Return from Witch Mountain (1978)
Race to Witch Mountain (2009)
$103.6 million
3

Race to Witch Mountain (2009)
$67.2 million
Psycho
Psycho (1960)
Psycho II (1983)
Psycho III (1986)
Psycho (1998)
$102.7 million
4

Psycho II (1983)
$34.7 million
Transporter
The Transporter (2002)
Transporter 2 (2005)
Transporter 3 (2008)
$100.1 million
3

Transporter 2 (2005)
$43.1 million

Additional Selected Franchises
(below $100 million)
The Bad News Bears
The Bad News Bears (1976)
The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training (1977)
The Bad News Bears Go to Japan (1978)
Bad News Bears (2005)
$91.3 million
4

Bad News Bears (2005)
$32.9 million
Benji
Benji (1974)
For the Love of Benji (1977)
Oh Heavenly Dog (1980)
Benji the Hunted (1987)
Benji Off the Leash! (2004)
$89.6 million
5

Benji (1974)
$39.6 million
Major League
Major League (1989)
Major League II (1994)
Major League: Back to the Minors (1998)
$84 million
3

Major League (1989)
$49.8 million
Species
Species (1995)
Species II (1998)
$79.3 million
2

Species (1995)
$60.1 million
Oh, God!
Oh, God! (1977)
Oh, God! Book II (1980)
Oh, God! You Devil (1984)
$77.7 million
3

Oh, God! (1977)
$41.7 million
Evil Dead
The Evil Dead (1981)
Evil Dead II: Dead by Dawn (1987)
Army of Darkness (1993)
Evil Dead (2013)
$74.1 million
4

Evil Dead (2013)
$54.2 million
Mad Max
Mad Max (1979, Australia)
Mad Max 2 (1981, Australia) (aka The Road Warrior (1982))
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
$68.6 million
3

Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
$36.2 million
House Party
House Party (1990)
House Party 2: The Pajama Jam! (1991)
House Party 3 (1994)
$65.1 million
3

House Party (1990)
$26.4 million
Meatballs
Meatballs (1979)
Meatballs II (1984)
Meatballs III: Summer Job (1986)
Meatballs 4: To the Rescue (1992)
$50.6+ million
4

Meatballs (1979)
$43 million
Hellraiser
Hellraiser (1987)
Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988)
Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth (1992)
Hellraiser: Bloodline (1996)
$48.5 million
4

Hellraiser (1987)
$14.6 million
Universal Soldier
Universal Soldier (1992)
Universal Soldier: The Return (1999)
Universal Soldier: Regeneration (2009)
Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning (2012)
$47+ million
4

Universal Soldier (1992)
$36.3 million
Highlander
Highlander (1986)
Highlander II: The Quickening (1991)
Highlander: The Final Dimension (1994)
Highlander: Endgame (2000)
$46.6 million
4

Highlander II: The Quickening (1991)
$15.6 million
Fright Night
Fright Night (1985)
Fright Night Part 2 (1988)
Fright Night (2011)
Fright Night 2: New Blood (2013)
$46.2+ million
3

Fright Night (1985)
$24.9 million
Romero's "Dead" Zombie Films
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Dawn of the Dead (1978)
Day of the Dead (1985)
Land of the Dead (2005)
Diary of the Dead (2007)
Survival of the Dead (2009)
$45 million
6

Land of the Dead (2005)
$21 million

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