Here are the highest-grossing franchises of all time, from Hollywood, indeed.
No prizes for guessing that the highest-grossing movie franchise of all time is the Marvel Cinematic Universe followed by Star Wars both of which fall under the Disney umbrella.
Here are some of the highest-earning franchises to grace the screens:
1.Marvel Cinematic Universe
MCU is unquestionably the king of lucrative movie franchises. Based on the Marvel comic books and superheroes, the MCU is the highest-grossing film franchise in history. The 23 MCU movies have earned $22.5 billion worldwide and the franchise has grossed over $10 billion worldwide.
This is mostly due to the Avengers movies which have earned $7.7 billion over four films.
Disney property Star Wars is the second most highest grossing franchise in the world by box office revenue. In total all 12 movies grossed $10.32 billion.
The highest grossing Star Wars film by nominal revenue, 2017’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens made slightly more than $2 billion worldwide.
In 2012, Disney acquired LucasFilm which owned the the rights to the Star Wars franchise for $4 billion. Factoring in merchandise and licensing sales, the investment paid off big time.
At number 3 is the Harry Potter series which includes the original eight Harry Potter movies as well as the spin-off series, Fantastic Beasts.
Based on J.K Rowling’s books the franchise gained steam steadily. In total the franchise made $9.2 billion.
The fourth highest grossing franchise is Spider Man. The Spider-Man films have grossed $7.2 billion worldwide. Of these its most recent instalment Spider-Man: Far From Home is the highest earner with more than $1 billion at the box office.
- James Bond
Based on the novels by Ian Fleming, the James Bond movie franchise is the fifth highest in terms of revenue. Although the first James Bond film only grossed $59 million in 1962, the latest one Spectre grossed nearly a billion dollars. In total the franchise has made $7.1 billion in total with over 24 movies. Of these, the highest earning film was Skyfall in 2012 with $1.1 billion globally.