A Different Look at the Highest-Grossing Movie Franchises

       On Monday I wrote about the most successful movie franchises, absed upon box office receipts in the United States, and I mentioned that the list takes a different look when based upon worldwide box office receipts.  Here are the new top 10, with number of movies and total worldwide receipts in billions of dollars: 

  1. Harry Potter, 7, $6.03
  2. James Bond, 23, $5.07
  3. Star Wars, 8, $4.41
  4. Shrek, 8, $2.94
  5. Lord of the Rings, 3, $2.91
  6. Pirates of the Caribbean, 3, $2.68
  7. Batman, 8, $2.65
  8. Spider-Man, 3, $2.50
  9. Jurassic Park, 3, $2.08
  10. Indiana Jones, 4, $1.98

       So not only do we have major reshuffling in the rankings, but a newcomer joins the list.  But I’m still a believer that film or franchise success should be judged by number of tickets sold (or total gross receipts, adjusted for inflation).  In fact, I’m going to see what I can find out about that…   

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Death on Broadway

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2 Responses to “A Different Look at the Highest-Grossing Movie Franchises”

  1. Don Says:

    Boxofficemojo.com is a great site that sorts this kind of info. You can look at grosses adjusted for inflation there as well. Gone With the Wind is still #1 there, though it’d be interesting to see how the franchises rank.

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