Greatest Film Franchises and Series of All-Time

All-Time
Top Film Franchises

Part 3 of 4
(L - Q)


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 - E Title Screens | Franchises: F - K Title Screens
Franchises: L - Q Title Screens | Franchises: R - Z Title Screens


Greatest Film Series Franchises
(part 3 of 4, listed alphabetically)
Major Franchises
(Clickable Links)
Individual Films in Franchise
(if clickable, links to reviews)
# of Films in Franchise
# 1 Film
in Franchise
Gross (Domestic) Revenue
of # 1 Film
Lake Placid

Lake Placid (1999)
Lake Placid 2 (2007)
Lake Placid 3 (2010)
Lake Placid: The Final Chapter (2012) (aka Lake Placid 4)
4

Lake Placid (1999)
$31.7 million
Legally Blonde

Legally Blonde (2001)
Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (2003)
Blonde and Blonder (2007)
3

Legally Blonde (2001)
$96.5 million
LEGO

The LEGO Movie (2014)
The LEGO Batman Movie (2017)
The LEGO Ninjago Movie (2017)
The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019)
4

The LEGO Movie (2014)
$257.8 million
Lethal Weapon

Lethal Weapon (1987)
Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)
Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)
Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)
4

Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)
$147 million
Look Who's Talking

Look Who's Talking (1989)
Look Who's Talking Too (1990)
Look Who's Talking Now (1993)
3

Look Who's Talking (1989)
$140.1 million
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
(see Middle Earth)

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
Mad Max

Mad Max (Original)

Mad Max (1979, Australia)
Mad Max 2 (1981, Australia) (aka The Road Warrior (1982))
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)

Mad Max (Reboot)
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
4

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
$153.6 million
Madagascar

Madagascar (2005)
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012)
Penguins of Madagascar (2014)
4

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012)
$216.4 million
Madea (Tyler Perry)

Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005)
Madea's Family Reunion (2006)
Madea Goes to Jail (2009)

I Can Do Bad All By Myself (2009)
Madea's Big Happy Family (2011)
Madea's Witness Protection (2012)
A Madea Christmas (2013)
Boo! A Madea Halloween (2016)
Boo2! A Madea Halloween (2017)
A Madea Family Funeral (2019)
10

Madea Goes to Jail (2009)
$90.5 million
Major League

Major League (1989)
Major League II (1994)
Major League: Back to the Minors (1998)
3

Major League (1989)
$49.8 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)

3


The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966, It./Sp.) (aka Il Buono, Il Brutto, Il Cattivo)
$25.1 million
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
The Matrix

The Matrix (1999)
The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
3


The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
$282 million
Maze Runner

The Maze Runner (2014)
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015)
Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018)
3

The Maze Runner (2014)
$102.4 million
Meatballs

Meatballs (1979)
Meatballs II (1984)
Meatballs III: Summer Job (1986)
Meatballs 4: To the Rescue (1992)
4

Meatballs (1979)
$43 million
Men in Black

Men in Black (1997)
Men in Black II (2002)
Men in Black 3 (2012)
Men in Black International (2019)

4

Men in Black (1997)
$250.7 million



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
The Mighty Ducks

The Mighty Ducks (1992)
D2: The Mighty Ducks (1994)
D3: The Mighty Ducks (1996)
3

The Mighty Ducks (1992)
$50.8 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.)

3

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2009, Swe.)
$10.1 million
Missing in Action

Missing in Action (1984)
Missing in Action 2: The Beginning (1985)
Braddock: Missing in Action III (1988)
3

Missing in Action (1984)
$22.8 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)
6

Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018)
$220.2 million
MonsterVerse

Godzilla (2014)
Kong: Skull Island (2017)
Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)
Godzilla vs. Kong (2020)
3

Godzilla (2014)
$200.6 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)


5

Life of Brian (1979, UK)
$20 million
Mortal Kombat

Mortal Kombat (1995)
Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997)
2

Mortal Kombat (1995)
$70.5 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)
4

The Mummy Returns (2001)
$202 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)

8

The Muppets (2011)
$88.6 million
My Big Fat Greek Wedding

My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016)
2

My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
$241.4 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)
3

The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear (1991)
$86.9 million
National Treasure

National Treasure (2004)
National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007)

2

National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007)
$220 million
The NeverEnding Story

The NeverEnding Story (1984)
The Neverending Story II: The Next Chapter (1990)
The Neverending Story III: Escape From Fantasia (1994)
3

The NeverEnding Story (1984)
$20.2 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)
3

Night at the Museum (2006)
$250.9 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)
9

Freddy vs. Jason (2003)
$83 million
Ocean's Eleven

Ocean's Eleven (2001)
Ocean's Twelve (2004)
Ocean's Thirteen (2007)
Ocean's 8 (2018)
4

Ocean's Eleven (2001)
$183.4 million
Oh, God!

Oh, God! (1977)
Oh, God! Book II (1980)
Oh, God! You Devil (1984)
3

Oh, God! (1977)
$41.7 million
The Omen

The Omen (Original)

The Omen (1976)
Damien: Omen II (1978)
The Final Conflict (1981) (aka Omen III)

The Omen (Remake)
The Omen (2006)

(does not include Omen IV: The Awakening (1991, TV))

4

The Omen (1976)
$60.9 million
Paranormal Activity

Paranormal Activity (2007)
Paranormal Activity 2 (2010)
Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)
Paranormal Activity 4 (2012)
Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014)
Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (2015)
6

Paranormal Activity (2007)
$107.9 million
Peter Pan

Peter Pan (1953)
Hook (1991)
Peter Pan II: Return to Neverland (2002)
Peter Pan (2003)
Finding Neverland (2004)
Pan (2015)
6

Hook (1991)
$119.7 million
Phantasm

Phantasm (1979)
Phantasm II (1988)
Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead (1994)
Phantasm IV: Oblivion (1998)
Phantasm: Ravager (2016)
5

Phantasm (1979)
$12 million
The Pink Panther

The Pink Panther (Original)
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 (Reboot)
The Pink Panther (2006)
The Pink Panther 2 (2009)
10

The Pink Panther (2006)
$82.2 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)
5


Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)
$423.3 million
Pitch Perfect

Pitch Perfect (2012)
Pitch Perfect 2 (2015)
Pitch Perfect 3 (2017)
3

Pitch Perfect 2 (2015)
$184.3 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)
Toy Story 4 (2019)

(* if qualified as a franchise, rather than as a brand?)
21

Incredibles 2 (2018)
$608.5 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)
9

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)
$208.5 million
Planet of the Apes (Reboot)
(2011-2017)
(see Planet of the Apes)

Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)

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

3

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)
$208.5 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)
Pokemon Detective Pikachu (2019)
6
Pokemon Detective Pikachu (2019)
$143.0 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)
7

Police Academy (1984)
$81.2 million
Poltergeist

Poltergeist Trilogy
Poltergeist (1982)
Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986)
Poltergeist III (1988)

Poltergeist (Reboot)
Poltergeist (2015)
4

Poltergeist (1982)
$76.6 million
Porky's

Porky's (1982)
Porky's II: The Next Day (1983)
Porky's Revenge (1985) (aka Porky's 3)
3

Porky's (1982)
$105.5 million
Power Rangers

Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers The Movie (1995)
Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie (1997)
Power Rangers (2017)
3

Power Rangers (2017)
$85.4 million
Predator

Predator (Original)
Predator (1987)
Predator 2 (1990)
Predators (2010)
The Predator (2018)

Predator (Cross-Over)
Alien Vs. Predator (2004)
Alien Vs. Predator: Requiem (2007)

6

Alien Vs. Predator (2004)
$80.3 million
Psycho

Psycho (1960)
Psycho II (1983)
Psycho III (1986)
Psycho (1998)
4

Psycho II (1983)
$34.7 million
The Purge

The Purge (2013)
The Purge: Anarchy (2014)
The Purge: Election Year (2016) (aka The Purge 3)
The First Purge (2018)
4

The Purge: Election Year (2016)
$79.2 million

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



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