Greatest Film Franchises and Series of All-Time

All-Time
Top Film Franchises

Part 4 of 4
(R - Z)


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 4 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
Rambo

First Blood (1982)
Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)
Rambo III (1988)
Rambo (2008)
Rambo: Last Blood (2019)
5

Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)
$150.4 million
Resident Evil

Resident Evil (2002)
Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)
Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)
Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010)
Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2017)
6

Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010)
$60.1 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)
5

The Return of the Living Dead (1985)
$14.2 million
Riddick (The Chronicles of Riddick)

Pitch Black (2000)
The Chronicles of Riddick (2004)
Riddick (2013)
3

The Chronicles of Riddick (2004)
$57.8 million
Ring (US)

Ring

The Ring (2002)
The Ring Two (2005)

Ring (Sequel)
Rings (2017)
3

The Ring (2002)
$129.1 million
Robert Langdon
(or DaVinci Code)

The DaVinci Code (2006)
Angels & Demons (2009)
Inferno (2016)
3

The DaVinci Code (2006)
$217.5 million
RoboCop

RoboCop Trilogy

RoboCop (1987)
Robocop 2 (1990)
RoboCop 3 (1993)

RoboCop (Reboot)
RoboCop (2014)
4

RoboCop (2014)
$58.6 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)
$128 million
Rugrats

The Rugrats Movie (1998)
Rugrats in Paris: The Movie (2000)
Rugrats Go Wild (2003)
3

The Rugrats Movie (1998)
$100.5 million
Rush Hour

Rush Hour (1998)
Rush Hour 2 (2001)
Rush Hour 3 (2007)
3

Rush Hour 2 (2001)
$226.2 million
The Santa Clause

The Santa Clause (1994)
The Santa Clause 2 (2002)
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006)
3

The Santa Clause (1994)
$144.8 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)
8

Saw II (2005)
$87 million
Scary Movie

Scary Movie (2000)
Scary Movie 2 (2001)
Scary Movie 3 (2003)
Scary Movie 4 (2006)
Scary Movie 5 (2013)
5

Scary Movie (2000)
$157 million

Scooby-Doo

Scooby-Doo (2002)
Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004)

(does not include TV movies or videos)

2

Scooby-Doo (2002)
$153.3 million

Scream

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

4

Scream (1996)
$103 million
Shaft

Shaft (1971)
Shaft's Big Score! (1972)
Shaft in Africa (1973)
Shaft (2000)
4

Shaft (2000)
$70.3 million
Shrek

Shrek (2001)
Shrek 2 (2004)
Shrek the Third (2007)
Shrek Forever After (2010)
Puss in Boots (2011)
5

Shrek 2 (2004)
$441.2 million
Smokey and the Bandit

Smokey and the Bandit (1977)
Smokey and the Bandit II (1980)
Smokey and the Bandit Part 3 (1983)
3

Smokey and the Bandit (1977)
$126.7 million
The Smurfs

The Smurfs and the Magic Flute (1983, Belgium)
The Smurfs (2011)
The Smurfs 2 (2013)
Smurfs: The Lost Village (2017)
4

The Smurfs (2011)
$142.6 million
Species

Species (1995)
Species II (1998)
2

Species (1995)
$60.1 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
(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
SpongeBob

The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004)
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015)
2

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015)
$163 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)
4

Spy Kids (2001)
$112.7 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)
13

Star Trek (2009)
$257.7 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)

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)

11


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

Step Up (2006)
Step Up 2 the Streets (2008)
Step Up 3-D (2010)
Step Up Revolution (2012)
Step Up All In (2014)
5

Step Up (2006)
$65.3 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)

Man of Steel (2013)

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
7

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
$330.4 million

Taken

Taken (2009)
Taken 2 (2012)
Taken 3 (2015)

3

Taken (2009)
$145 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)
6

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
$191.2 million
The Terminator

The Terminator (Original)
The Terminator (1984)
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)
Terminator Salvation (2009)

Terminator: Dark Fate (2019)

The Terminator (Reboot)
Terminator: Genisys (2015)
6

Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
$204.8 million
Texas Chainsaw Massacre

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)
Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990)
Return of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1994) (aka Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006)
Texas Chainsaw 3-D (2013)
7

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
$80.6 million
Thor
(see Marvel's Cinematic Universe)

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

Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
$315.1 million
Three Flavours Cornetto (Trilogy)

Shaun of the Dead (2004, UK)
Hot Fuzz (2007, UK)
The World's End (2013, UK)

3

The World's End (2013, UK)
$26 million
3 Ninjas

3 Ninjas (1992)
3 Ninjas Kick Back (1994)
3 Ninjas Knuckle Up (1995)
3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain (1998)
4

3 Ninjas (1992)
$29 million
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
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
Transporter

The Transporter (2002)
Transporter 2 (2005)
Transporter 3 (2008)
The Transporter Refueled (2015)
3

Transporter 2 (2005)
$43.1 million

The Trip

The Trip (2010)
The Trip to Italy (2014)
The Trip to Spain (2017)

3

The Trip to Italy (2014)
$2.88 million
Trois Couleurs (Three Colors)

Trois Couleurs: Bleu (1993)
Trois Couleurs: Blanc (1994)
Trois Couleurs: Rouge (1994)
3

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

21 Jump Street (2012)
22 Jump Street (2014)
2

22 Jump Street (2014)
$191.7 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)
5

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)
$300.5 million

Unbreakable

Unbreakable (2000)
Split (2016)
Glass (2019)

3

Split (2016)
$138.3 million
Underworld

Underworld (2003)
Underworld: Evolution (2006)
Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009)
Underworld Awakening (2012)

Underworld: Blood Wars (2017)
6

Underworld Awakening (2012)
$62.3 million
Universal Soldier

Universal Soldier (1992)
Universal Soldier: The Return (1999)
Universal Soldier: Regeneration (2009)
Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning (2012)
4

Universal Soldier (1992)
$36.3 million
Vacation

Vacation (Original)

(National Lampoon's) Vacation (1983)
(National Lampoon's) European Vacation (1985)
(National Lampoon's) Christmas Vacation (1989)
Vegas Vacation (1997)

Vacation (Sequel or Reboot)
Vacation (2015)
5

(National Lampoon's) Christmas Vacation (1989)
$71.3 million
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Clerks (1994)
Mallrats (1995)
Chasing Amy (1997)
Dogma (1999)
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)
Clerks II (2006)
Jay and Silent Bob Reboot (2019)

7

Dogma (1999)
$32.2 million
Why Did I Get Married?

(Tyler Perry's) Why Did I Get Married? (2007)
(Tyler Perry's) Why Did I Get Married Too? (2010)
2

(Tyler Perry's) Why Did I Get Married Too? (2010)
$60.1 million
Winnie the Pooh

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)
The Tigger Movie (2000)
Piglet's Big Movie (2003)
Pooh's Heffalump Movie (2005)
Winnie the Pooh (2011)
Disney's Christopher Robin (2018)
6

Disney's Christopher Robin (2018)
$99.2 million
Witch Mountain

Witch Mountain (Original)

Escape to Witch Mountain (1975)
Return from Witch Mountain (1978)

Witch Mountain (Remake)
Race to Witch Mountain (2009)

(does not include Beyond Witch Mountain (1982, TV) or Escape to Witch Mountain (1995, TV))
3

Race to Witch Mountain (2009)
$67.2 million
The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz (1939)
The Wiz (1978)
Return to Oz (1985)
Oz the Great and Powerful (2015)
4

Oz The Great and Powerful (2013)
$234.7 million
Wolverine
(see X-Men)

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

3

Logan (2017)
$226.3 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 & Phoenix Spin-Offs)

X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)

The Wolverine (2013)
Logan (2017)
Dark Phoenix (2019)

X-Men (Deadpool Spin-Offs)

Deadpool (2016)
Deadpool 2 (2018)
12

Deadpool (2016)

$363.1 million
xXx Trilogy
XXX (2002)
XXX: State of the Union (2005)
xXx: The Return of Xander Cage (2017)
3

xXx (2002) (aka Triple X)
$142.1 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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