The Highest-Grossing Movie Franchises

       I recently read a listing of the highest-grossing movie franchises, based upon box office receipts in the United States.  Here are the top 10, with number of movies and total US receipts in billions of dollars: 

  1. Star Wars, 8, $2.23
  2. Harry Potter, 7, $1.94
  3. James Bond, 23, $1.61
  4. Batman, 8, $1.47
  5. Shrek, 4, $1.27
  6. Spider-Man, 3, $1.11
  7. Pirates of the Caribbean, 3, $1.04
  8. Lord of the Rings, 3, $1.03
  9. Star Trek, 11, $1.01
  10. Indiana Jones, 4, $0.94

       Not many surprises here, at least for me.  But the list takes on a different look when based on total worldwide box receipts.  I’ll be back with that list in a couple of days…  

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Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer 

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Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park 

Death in The Cloisters (under construction)

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