15 highest-grossing film franchises

  • Star Wars – 12 films grossing a total of $5 659 656 070. (Photo: Instagram, @starwars)

  • James Bond – 25 films grossing a total of $5 305 779 560. (Photo: Instagram, @spectre007_)

  • Batman – 16 films grossing a total of $3 094 944 720. (Photo: Instagram, @batmanvsuperman)

  • Harry Potter – 10 films grossing a total of $2 990 077 888. (Photo: Instagram, @harrypottercast)

  • Lord of the Rings – 6 films grossing a total of $2 332 337 988. (Photo: Instagram, @__lordoftherings__)

  • Fantasia – 3 films grossing a total of $2 295 962 699. (Photo: Instagram, @motelcandy)

  • Star Trek – 13 films grossing a total of $2 222 297 396. (Photo: Instagram, @startrek)

  • Jurassic Park – 5 films grossing a total of $2 103 547 889. (Photo: Instagram, @jurassic_park_)

  • Spider-Man – 7 films grossing a total of $1 991 970 652. (Photo: Instagram, @spidermanmovie)

  • X-Men – 10 films grossing a total of $1 943 905 122. (Photo: Instagram, @xmenmovies)

  • Indiana Jones – 4 films grossing a total of $1 933 455 130. (Photo: Instagram, @indianajonesarchive)

  • Superman – 8 films grossing a total of $1 814 382 181. (Photo: Instagram, @batmanvsuperman)

  • Shrek – 7 films grossing a total of $1 798 216 494. (Photo: Instagram, @shrek_piks)

  • Rocky – 7 films grossing a total of $1 664 964 134. (Photo: Instagram, @slyismylife)

  • Pirates of the Caribbean – 4 films grossing a total of $1 607 178 387. (Photo: Instagram, @_pirates_of_the_caribbean_)

Star Wars – 12 films grossing a total of $5 659 656 070. (Photo: Instagram, @starwars)

With Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justiced and Deadpool’s recent releases, we have seen potential franchise starters that could be cash cows for years to come. Let’s have a look at 15 of the highest-grossing film franchises ever. (Domestic US box office gross earnings adjusted for inflation).



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