Most successful film franchises in history
Furious 7, the latest installment in the Fast & Furious film series, made headlines over the past few days after scoring the ninth-largest opening weekend in U.S. box office history. So far, Furious 7 has proven the highestgrossing film of 2015 and propelled the franchise into billion dollar territory. According to Box Office Mojo, the Fast and Furious franchise has now grossed just under $1.2 bln domestically. How does that compare with Hollywood’s other leading franchises?
Overall, the Marvel Cinematic Universe series of superhero films including Iron Man, The Avengers and Thor: The Dark World, is the most successful movie franchise, grossing a grand total of $2.95 bln at the North American box office. Harry Potter comes close behind with $2.4 bln, while Star Wars rounds off the top three with $1.92 bln. The gross $1.2 bln taken in by the seven Fast & Furious films places the franchise fourteenth on the overall list of the most successful North American film franchises. The top 15 is completed by the Hunger Games with $1.17 bln.