An iconic superhero, childhood toy, classic book or even a movie with mind blowing stunts can transform a standalone film into a movie franchise. These series draw fans into the theaters for decades – with sequels, prequels and reboots – as they seek something familiar, beloved, or wildly exciting.
Since 2000, franchise movies have dominated at the box office, typically being the highest grossing films of the year. With series like Jurassic Park, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Star Trek and James Bond, what are the top grossing film franchises worldwide? Well, the numbers have been run and here’s what’s been found.