Greatest Film Franchises and Series of All-Time

All-Time
Top Film Franchises

Part 1 of 4


Box-Office Index
Top 100 (Domestic) | Top 100 (Inflation-Adjusted) | Top 100 (Worldwide) | Major Film Franchises | 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
Franchises: Introduction | Major Film Franchises (in four parts): Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4
Franchises: A - B Title Screens | Franchises: C - E Title Screens | Franchises: F - K Title Screens
Franchises: L - Q Title Screens | Franchises: R - Z Title Screens


Greatest Film Series Franchises
(part 1 of 4, above $750 million total revenue, in descending order)
Major Franchises
(Clickable Links)
Total (Domestic) Revenue
Individual Films in Franchise
(if clickable, links to reviews)
# of Films in Franchise
# 1 Film
in Franchise
Gross (Domestic) Revenue
of # 1 Film
$8.55 billion
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)
Captain Marvel (2019)
Avengers: Endgame (2019)
Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019)

23


Avengers: Endgame (2019)
$858.3+ million
Pixar-Disney Animated Films
$6.013 billion
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)
Toy Story 4 (2019)

(* Is it a brand and/or a franchise?)
21

Incredibles 2 (2018)
$608.6 million



$4.727 billion

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)
Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

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)

(does not include re-releases)

12


Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)
$936.7 million
$3.4 billion

Disney
(Live-Action Animations Reimagined)

The Jungle Book
The Jungle Book (1994)
The Jungle Book (2016)

101 Dalmatians
101 Dalmatians (1996)
102 Dalmatians (2000)

Alice in Wonderland
Alice in Wonderland (2010)
Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)

Maleficent
Maleficent (2014)
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019)

Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)
Cinderella (2015)
Pete's Dragon (2016)
Beauty and the Beast (2017)
Dumbo (2019)
Aladdin (2019)
The Lion King (2019)


Lady and the Tramp (2019)

15

The Lion King (2019)
$543.6 million

$2.784+ billion

$2.391+ billion
(8 Harry Potter films)
J.K. Rowling Wizardry

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)


Fantastic Beasts

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)
10

(or 8)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 (2011)
$381 million
$2.62 billion
Avengers
(see Marvel's Cinematic Universe)

Marvel's The Avengers (2012)
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
Avengers: Endgame (2019)

4
Avengers: Endgame (2019)
$858.3 million
$2.49 billion
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
(see Marvel's Cinematic Universe)

Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)

Spider-Verse (Animated)
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

8

Spider-Man (2002)
$403.7 million



$2.4+ billion
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 & Phoenix Spin-Offs)

X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)

The Wolverine (2013)
Logan (2017)
X-Men Dark Phoenix (2019)

X-Men (Deadpool Spin-Offs)

Deadpool (2016)
Deadpool 2 (2018)
12

Deadpool (2016)

$363.1 million



$2.4 billion
Batman

Batman (Early Films)
Batman: The Movie (1966)

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
(see DC Extended Universe)

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
11

The Dark Knight (2008)
$533.3 million
$2.15 billion
DC Extended Universe

Man of Steel (2013)
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
Suicide Squad (2016)
Wonder Woman (2017)
Justice League (2017)
Aquaman (2018)
Shazam! (2019)
Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn (2020)

8

Wonder Woman (2017)
$412.6 million
$2.1+ billion
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)
No Time to Die (2020) (TBD)

Non-Canon Films:
Casino Royale (1967)
Never Say Never Again (1983))
25

Skyfall (2012)
$304.4 million
$1.88 billion
Jurassic Park

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)
5

Jurassic World (2015)
$652.3 million



$1.85 billion

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)


The Hobbit

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

6


The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
$377 million
$1.69 billion
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)
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019)

9

Fast & Furious 7 (2015)
$353 million
$1.582 billion
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)
Bumblebee (2018)

7

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)
$402.1 million
$1.452 billion
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)
5


Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)
$423.3 million
$1.45 billion
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)
4

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
$424.7 million
$1.42 billion
Shrek (Original and Sequels)
Shrek (2001)
Shrek 2 (2004)
Shrek the Third (2007)
Shrek Forever After (2010)

Shrek (Spin-Off)
Puss in Boots (2011)
5

Shrek 2 (2004)
$441.2 million



$1.4 billion
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)
13

Star Trek (2009)
$257.7 million
$1.36 billion
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)
5

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)
$300.5 million
$1.286 billion
Toy Story
(see Pixar-Disney)

Toy Story (1995)
Toy Story 2 (1999)
Toy Story 3 (2010)
Toy Story 4 (2019)
4

Toy Story 4 (2019)
$434 million
$1.22 billion
Despicable Me

Despicable Me
Despicable Me (2010)
Despicable Me 2 (2013)
Despicable Me 3 (2017)

Minions
Minions (2015)

4

Despicable Me 2 (2013)
$368.1 million
$1.19 billion
The Dark Knight Trilogy
(see Batman)

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

3

The Dark Knight (2008)
$533.3 million
$1.155 billion
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)
6

Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018)
$220.2 million


$1.139 billion
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)

Man of Steel (2013)

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
7

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
$330.4 million
$1.04 billion
Iron Man
(see Marvel's Cinematic Universe)

Iron Man (2008)
Iron Man 2 (2010)
Iron Man 3 (2013)
3

Iron Man 3 (2013)
$409+ million
$1.030+ billion
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
(see Middle Earth)

The Lord of the Rings (1978)
(Not Included in Totals)

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)

3


The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
$377 million
$942.3 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)
4

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
$317.1 million
$844.5 million
Captain America
(see Marvel's Cinematic Universe)

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

3

Captain America: Civil War (2016)
$408.1 million
$821.7+ million

Jumanji

Jumanji (1995)
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)
Jumanji: The Next Level (2019)

3

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)
$404.5 million
$816.5 million

The Hobbit
(see The Lord of the Rings)

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

3


The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
$303 million
$801 million
Bourne

The Bourne Identity (2002)
The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
The Bourne Legacy (2012)

Jason Bourne (2016)
5

The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
$227.5 million


$794 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)
9

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)
$208.5 million
$793.7 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)
5

Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009)
$196.6 million
$791.1 million
Rocky

Rocky (1976)
Rocky II (1979)
Rocky III (1982)
Rocky IV (1985)
Rocky V (1990)
Rocky Balboa (2006)

Creed (2015)
Creed II (2018)
8

Rocky IV (1985)
$127.9 million

Greatest Film Series Franchises - Sections
Franchises: Introduction | Major Film Franchises (in four parts): Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4
Franchises: A - B Title Screens | Franchises: C - E Title Screens | Franchises: F - K Title Screens
Franchises: L - Q Title Screens | Franchises: R - Z Title Screens



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