Greatest Film Franchises and Series of All-Time

All-Time
Top Film Franchises

Part 4 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 4 of 4, below $200 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
$199.2 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
$198.6 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
$198.2 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
$197.5 million (est.)
Garry Marshall's Holiday-Themed Series

Valentine's Day (2010)
New Year's Eve (2011)
Mother's Day (2016)
3

Valentine's Day (2010)
$110.5 million
$190.8 million
Airport

Airport (1970)
Airport 1975 (1974)
Airport '77 (1977)
The Concorde...Airport '79 (1979)
4

Airport (1970)
$100.5 million
$187.7 million
Blair Witch

The Blair Witch Project (1999)
Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 (2000)
Blair Witch (2016)
3

The Blair Witch Project (1999)
$140.5 million
$186.7+ million
Legally Blonde

Legally Blonde (2001)
Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (2003)

Legally Blonde (Spin-off)
Legally Blondes (2009)
3

Legally Blonde (2001)
$96.5 million
$186.5 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)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (2017)
4

Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010)
$64 million
$180.6 million
Ace Ventura

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)
Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995)

2

Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995)
$108.4 million
$179.1 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
$170.5 million
Amityville

Amityville (Original)

The Amityville Horror (1979)
Amityville II: The Possession (1982)
Amityville 3-D (1983)

Amityville (Re-Imagining)
The Amityville Horror (2005)
Amityville: The Awakening (2017)


(does not include the 1989 TV movie or direct-to-video releases from 1990-1996)
5

The Amityville Horror (1979)
$86.4 million
$168.4 million
RoboCop

RoboCop Trilogy

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

RoboCop (Reboot)
RoboCop (2014)
4

RoboCop (2014)
$58.6 million
$165.6 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
$163.5 million
Cheech & Chong

Cheech & Chong's Up in Smoke (1978)
Cheech and Chong's Next Movie (1980)
Nice Dreams (1981)
Things Are Tough All Over (1982)
Still Smokin (1983)
Cheech & Chong's The Corsican Brothers (1984)

6

Cheech & Chong's Up in Smoke (1978)
$44.4 million
$162.5 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)

The Omen (TV) (Not Included)

Omen IV: The Awakening (1991)

4

The Omen (1976)
$60.9 million
$160.5 million
Alex Cross

Kiss the Girls (1997)
Along Came a Spider (2001)
Alex Cross (2012)
3

Along Came A Spider (2001)
$74.1 million
$157.5 million
Hellboy

Hellboy (2004)
Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)
Hellboy (2019)

3

Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)
$76 million
$155.4 million
Child's Play (aka Chucky)

Child's Play (1988)
Child's Play 2 (1990)
Child's Play 3 (1991)
Bride of Chucky (1998)
Seed of Chucky (2004)
Child's Play (2019)
6

Child's Play (1988)
$33.2 million
$149.5 million
Grudge

The Grudge (2004)
The Grudge 2 (2006)
The Grudge 3 (2009)
3

The Grudge (2004)
$110.4 million
$143.2 million
Arthur

Arthur (Original)

Arthur (1981)
Arthur 2: On the Rocks (1988)

Arthur (Remake)
Arthur (2011)
3

Arthur (1981)
$95.5 million
$139 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
$136 million
Bridget Jones

Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004)
Bridget Jones's Baby (2016)
3

Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)
$71.5 million
$135.8 million
Peter Pan (Disney)
Peter Pan (1953)

Peter Pan (Sequel)
Peter Pan II: Return to Neverland (2002)

Peter Pan (Other)
(Not Included in Totals)
Hook (1991)
Peter Pan (2003)
Finding Neverland (2004)
Pan (2015)
2

Peter Pan (1953)
$87.4 million
$131.9 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
$119.3 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
$118 million
Friday

Friday (1995)
Next Friday (2000)
Friday After Next (2002)
3

Next Friday (2000)
$57.3 million

$116.6 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
$116.1 million
Transporter

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

Transporter 2 (2005)
$43.1 million
$115.2 million
Shaft

Shaft (1971)
Shaft's Big Score! (1972)
Shaft in Africa (1973)
Shaft (2000)
Shaft (2019)
5

Shaft (2000)
$70.3 million
$112.6 million
I Know What You Did Last Summer

I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)
I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998)
2

I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)
$72.6 million
$111.2 million
Free Willy

Free Willy (1993)
Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home (1995)
Free Willy 3: The Rescue (1997)
3

Free Willy (1993)
$77.7 million
$110.5 million
Beethoven

Beethoven (1992)
Beethoven's 2nd (1993)

2

Beethoven (1992)
$57.1 million
$106.7 million
View Askewniverse (and More)

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
$106.4 million
Mortal Kombat

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

Mortal Kombat (1995)
$70.5 million
$104.6 million
Best Man

The Best Man (1999)
The Best Man Holiday (2013)

2

The Best Man Holiday (2013)
$70.5 million
$103.8 million
Garfield

Garfield: The Movie (2004)
Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties (2006)
2

Garfield: The Movie (2004)
$75.4 million
$103.6 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
$102.7 million
Psycho

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

Psycho II (1983)
$34.7 million
$98.1 million
Anaconda

Anaconda (1997)
Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid (2004)
2

Anaconda (1997)
$65.9 million
$94.6 million
Benji

Benji (Original and Sequels)
Benji (1974)
For the Love of Benji (1977)
Oh! Heavenly Dog (1980)
Benji the Hunted (1987)
Benji: Off the Leash! (2004)

Benji (Reboot)
Benji (2018)
6

Benji (1974)
$39.6 million
$92.3 million
Ernest

Ernest Goes to Camp (1987)
Ernest Saves Christmas (1988)
Ernest Goes to Jail (1990)
Ernest Scared Stupid (1991)
Ernest Rides Again (1993)
5

Ernest Saves Christmas (1988)
$28.2 million
$91.9 million
Conan

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

Conan (Reimagining)
Conan the Barbarian (2011)
3

Conan the Barbarian (1982)
$39.6 million
$91.4 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)
3

Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008)
$38.1 million
$91.3 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)
4

Bad News Bears (2005)
$32.9 million
$84 million
Major League

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

Major League (1989)
$49.8 million
$83.8 million
El Mariachi

El Mariachi (1992)
Desperado (1995)
Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)
3

Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)
$56.4 million
$79.3+ million
Species

Species (1995)
Species II (1998)

Species (Sequel and Stand-Alone)
Species III (2004)
Species - The Awakening (2007) (aka Species IV) (video)
4

Species (1995)
$60.1 million
$77.7 million
Oh, God!

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

Oh, God! (1977)
$41.7 million
$76 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)
4

Evil Dead (2013)
$54.2 million
$75.9 million
Jeepers Creepers

Jeepers Creepers (2001)
Jeepers Creepers II (2003)
Jeepers Creepers 3 (2017)
3

Jeepers Creepers (2001)
$37.9 million
$65.1 million
House Party

House Party (1990)
House Party 2: The Pajama Jam! (1991)
House Party 3 (1994)
3

House Party (1990)
$26.4 million
$63.2 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
$56.8 million
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
$54.6 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
$51.4+ million
DragonHeart

DragonHeart (1996)

DragonHeart (videos)

Dragonheart: A New Beginning (2000) (aka DragonHeart II)
DragonHeart 3: The Sorcerer's Curse (2015)
3

DragonHeart (1996)
$51.4 million
$50.6+ million
Meatballs (Original)
Meatballs (1979)

Meatballs (Unrelated Sequels)
Meatballs Part II (1984)
Meatballs III: Summer Job (1986)
Meatballs 4: To the Rescue (1992)
3

Meatballs (1979)
$43 million
$48.5 million
Hellraiser

Hellraiser (1987)
Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988)
Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth (1992)
Hellraiser: Bloodline (1996)
4

Hellraiser (1987)
$14.6 million
$47 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
$46.6 million
Highlander

Highlander (1986)
Highlander II: The Quickening (1991)
Highlander: The Final Dimension (1994)
Highlander: Endgame (2000)
4

Highlander II: The Quickening (1991)
$15.6 million
$46.2 million
Fright Night

Fright Night (1985)
Fright Night Part 2 (1988)
Fright Night (2011)

(does not include Fright Night 2: New Blood (2013) (video))
3

Fright Night (1985)
$24.9 million
$45 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)
6

Land of the Dead (2005)
$21 million
$41.6 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
$40.8 million

Johnny English

Johnny English (2003)
Johnny English Reborn (2011)
Johnny English Strikes Again (2018)

3

Johnny English (2003)
$28 million
$39.8 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
$38.8 million (est.)
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
$37.5 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
$37.2 million
Iron Eagle (Original)
Iron Eagle (1986)

Iron Eagle (Sequels)
Iron Eagle II (1988)

Aces: Iron Eagle III (1992)
Iron Eagle on the Attack (1995) (aka Iron Eagle IV)
4

Iron Eagle (1986)
$24.2 million
$34.1 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)
3

The Care Bears Movie (1985)
$22.9 million
$23.5+ 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
$22.9 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
$19.5 million
Before Trilogy

Before Sunrise (1995)
Before Sunset (2004)
Before Midnight (2013)
3

Before Midnight (2013)
$8.1 million
$19.3 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
$17 million
Critters

Critters (1986)

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

Critters (1986)
$13.2 million
$15.8 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)
5

American Ninja (1985)
$12.5 million
$10.9 million

Dhoom

Dhoom (2004)
Dhoom 2 (2006)
Dhoom 3 (2013)

3

Dhoom 3 (2013)
$8 million
$8.8 million
Atlas Shrugged

Atlas Shrugged (2011)
Atlas Shrugged II: The Strike (2012)
Atlas Shrugged III: Who Is John Galt? (2014)
3

Atlas Shrugged (2011)
$4.6 million
$6.8 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
$6 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
$2.9+ million

Ip Man (Original)
Ip Man (2008)

Ip Man (Sequels)
Ip Man 2 (2011)
Ip Man 3 (2015/16)
Ip Man 4 (2019)

Ip Man (Spin-Off)
Master Z: Ip Man Legacy (2018)

Ip Man (Other)
The Legend Is Born: Ip Man (2010)
Ip Man: The Final Fight (2013)


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Ip Man 3 (2015/16, HK/China)
$2.7 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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