Top Movie Genres

If you were ever curious of what the 10 best movie franchises are of all time, here they are. They are sorted by the incomes these genres made with all the movies under this franchise.

10. Middle Earth Franchise: The Middle Earth franchise is the whole story about Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit, and the following story of “The Lord of the Rings” with Frodo Baggins and the One Ring in the middle of the adventure.
Total Gross: $1,876 Million
Movie Count: 6
Highest grossing Film: Return of the King

9. DC Extended Universe:The DC Universe is a very complex universe. The extended universe are all the newer Movies, for example Wonder Woman, Shazam or Aquaman.
Total Gross: $2,063 Million
Movie Count: 7
Highest grossing Movie: Wonder Woman

8. James Bond: Everybody knows the british agent from the MI6. The James Bond series is the franchise with the most movies in this list and probably the franchise with the most actors for the main character.
Total Gross: $2,113 Million
Movie Count: 25
Highest grossing Movie: Skyfall

7. Batman Series: The Batman series is a franchise which is probably the oldest in the list. The first movie of the Dark Knight was published in 1943 and everyone knows he is one of the world’s most famous heroes.
Total Gross: $2,047 Million
Movie Count: 11
Highest grossing Movie: The Dark Knight Rises ($533 Million)

6. X-Men Series: The X-Men series is one of the most confusing movie franchises, with a lot of time skips. The movies got a bunch of heroes, and is definitely one of the franchises with the most different heroes in the whole list.
Total Gross: $2,429 Million
Movie Count: 12
Highest grossing Movie: Deadpool

5. Spiderman Series: Here we talk about the older Movies. The first trilogy came out in 1977 – 1981. Then, the movies with Tobey Maguire and the two Movies with Andrew Garfield. The newest Spiderman movies with Tom Holland are not in this Franchise, because these movies are licensed by the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
Total Gross: $2,474 Million
Movie Count: 8
Highest grossing Movie: Spiderman

4. J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World: “Harry Potter” and “Fantastic Beasts”, probably one of the most famous and most popular movie franchises. There is almost nobody who has never heard of Harry Potter and the Wizarding school Hogwarts. Total Gross: $2,785 Million
Movie Count: 11
Highest grossing movie: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 ($381 Million)

3. Disney Live Action Movies: Especially in the past 2-3 years Disney started to reproduce old classic Disney movies, such as “The Lion King” or “The Beauty and the Beast”. And obviously it works out pretty good, within the past three years the new Disney movies became more famous than for example the Harry Potter series.
Total Gross: $3,220
Movie Count: 14
Highest grossing movie: The Beauty and the Beast

2. Star Wars Universe: Star Wars seems like it is and will be a timeless movie series for eternity. With its first movie in 1977, Star Wars got so many fans that the beginning of the third Trilogy is on the fourth place of the most grossing movies ever.
Total gross $4,220 Million
Movie Count: 11
Highest grossing Movie: The Force Awakens

1. Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU): After that list, everybody should know what the first place is. With 4 movies within the Top 10 of highest grossing movies, the MCU deserves first place. After the last Avengers movie, the fourth phase of the MCU begins. That means new heroes in new movies.
Total gross: $8,525 Million
Movie Count: 23
Highest grossing Movie: Avengers Endgame