All-Time
Top Film Franchises


Box-Office (Domestic Gross)
Revenue

Part 5 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)
(below $100 million)
(as of November 2017)
Links
(if clickable, links to reviews)
Franchises
(Films in Franchise, listed chronologically)
Total Franchise Gross (domestic)
(approx.)
# of Films
# 1 Film
in Franchise
Gross (Domestic)
Revenue of # 1 Film
Anaconda
Anaconda (1997)
Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid (2004)
$98.1 million
2

Anaconda (1997)
$65.9 million
Shaft
Shaft (1971)
Shaft's Big Score! (1972)
Shaft in Africa (1973)
Shaft (2000)
$92.5 million
4

Shaft (2000)
$70.3 million
Ernest
Ernest Goes to Camp (1987)
Ernest Saves Christmas (1988)
Ernest Goes to Jail (1990)
Ernest Scared Stupid (1991)
Ernest Rides Again (1993)
$92.3 million
5

Ernest Saves Christmas (1988)
$28.2 million
Conan

Conan (Original)
Conan the Barbarian (1982)
Conan the Destroyer (1984)

Conan (Reimagining)
Conan the Barbarian (2011)
$91.9 million
3

Conan the Barbarian (1982)
$39.6 million
Harold and Kumar
Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle (2004)
Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008)
A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas (2011)
$91.4 million
3

Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008)
$38.1 million
The Bad News Bears

The Bad News Bears (Original)

The Bad News Bears (1976)
The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training (1977)
The Bad News Bears Go to Japan (1978)

The Bad News Bears (Reboot)
Bad News Bears (2005)
$91.3 million
4

Bad News Bears (2005)
$32.9 million
Benji

Benji (Original)
Benji (1974)
For the Love of Benji (1977)
Oh! Heavenly Dog (1980)
Benji the Hunted (1987)

Benji (Reboot)
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
El Mariachi
El Mariachi (1992)
Desperado (1995)
Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)
$83.8 million
3

Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)
$56.4 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
Jeepers Creepers
Jeepers Creepers (2001)
Jeepers Creepers II (2003)
Jeepers Creepers 3 (2017)
$75.8 million
3

Jeepers Creepers (2001)
$37.9 million
Evil Dead

Evil Dead (Sam Raimi)

The Evil Dead (1981)
Evil Dead II: Dead by Dawn (1987)
Army of Darkness (1993)

Evil Dead (Reboot)
Evil Dead (2013)
$74.1 million
4

Evil Dead (2013)
$54.2 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
Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy
Shaun of the Dead (2004, UK)
Hot Fuzz (2007, UK)
The World's End (2013, UK)

$63.2 million
3

The World's End (2013, UK)
$26 million
Lake Placid
Lake Placid (1999)
Lake Placid 2 (2007)
Lake Placid 3 (2010)
Lake Placid: The Final Chapter (2012) (aka Lake Placid 4)
$56.8 million
4

Lake Placid (1999)
$31.7 million
Man With No Name (or Dollars Trilogy)
Fistful of Dollars (1964, It.) (aka Per un Pugno di Dollari)
For a Few Dollars More (1965, It.) (aka Per Qualche Dollaro in Più)
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966, It./Sp.) (aka Il Buono, Il Brutto, Il Cattivo)

$54.6 million
3

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966, It./Sp.) (aka Il Buono, Il Brutto, Il Cattivo)
$25.1 million
DragonHeart
DragonHeart (1996)
Dragonheart: A New Beginning (2000) (aka DragonHeart II) (video)
DragonHeart 3: The Sorcerer's Curse (2015) (video)
$51.4+ million
3

DragonHeart (1996)
$51.4 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
George Romero's "Dead"
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
3 Ninjas
3 Ninjas (1992)
3 Ninjas Kick Back (1994)
3 Ninjas Knuckle Up (1995)
3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain (1998)
$41.6 million
4

3 Ninjas (1992)
$29 million
Missing in Action
Missing in Action (1984)
Missing in Action 2: The Beginning (1985)
Braddock: Missing in Action III (1988)
$39.8 million
3

Missing in Action (1984)
$22.8 million
Monty Python
And Now for Something Completely Different (1971)
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
Life of Brian (1979)
Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl (1982)
The Meaning of Life (1983)


$38.8 million (est.)
5

Life of Brian (1979, UK)
$20 million
The NeverEnding Story
The NeverEnding Story (1984)
The Neverending Story II: The Next Chapter (1990)
The Neverending Story III: Escape From Fantasia (1994)
$37.5 million
3

The NeverEnding Story (1984)
$20.2 million
Iron Eagle
Iron Eagle (1986)
Iron Eagle II (1988)

Aces: Iron Eagle III (1992)
Iron Eagle IV (1995)
$37.2 million
4

Iron Eagle (1986)
$24.2 million
Care Bears
The Care Bears Movie (1985)
Care Bears Movie II: A New Generation (1986)
The Care Bears Adventure in Wonderland (1987)

(theatrical releases only)
$34.1 million
3

The Care Bears Movie (1985)
$22.9 million
Return of the Living Dead
The Return of the Living Dead (1985)
Return of the Living Dead Part II (1988)
Return of the Living Dead III (1993)

Return of the Living Dead: Necropolis (2005)
Return of the Living Dead: Rave to the Grave (2005)
$23.5 million
5

The Return of the Living Dead (1985)
$14.2 million
Millennium Trilogy
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2009, Swe.)
The Girl Who Played With Fire (2009, Swe.)
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (2009, Swe.)

$22.9 million
3

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2009, Swe.)
$10.1 million
Before Trilogy
Before Sunrise (1995)
Before Sunset (2004)
Before Midnight (2013)
$19.5 million
3

Before Midnight (2013)
$8.1 million
Phantasm
Phantasm (1979)
Phantasm II (1988)
Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead (1994)
Phantasm IV: Oblivion (1998)
Phantasm: Ravager (2016)
$19.3 million
5

Phantasm (1979)
$12 million
Critters
Critters (1986)

Critters 2: The Main Course (1988)
Critters 3 (1991)
Critters 4 (1992)
$17 million
4

Critters (1986)
$13.2 million
American Ninja
American Ninja (1985)
American Ninja 2: The Confrontation (1987)
American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt (1989)
American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (1990)
American Ninja V (1993)
$15.8 million
5

American Ninja (1985)
$12.5 million
Atlas Shrugged
Atlas Shrugged (2011)
Atlas Shrugged II: The Strike (2012)
Atlas Shrugged III: Who Is John Galt? (2014)
$8.8 million
3

Atlas Shrugged (2011)
$4.6 million
Trois Couleurs (Three Colors)
Trois Couleurs: Bleu (1993)
Trois Couleurs: Blanc (1994)
Trois Couleurs: Rouge (1994)
$6.8 million
3

Trois Couleurs: Rouge (1994, Fr./Pol./Switz.) (aka Three Colors: Red)
$4 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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