Major Movie Money

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

No. 1 - Harry Potter movies

 The Harry Potter franchise has grossed more than $6 billion worldwide, the most of any movie franchise, and that is not including the highly anticipated series finale coming Friday.

Gross total for all Harry Potter movies: $6.36 billion
Harry potter and the sorcerer's stone $975 million
"chamber of secrets" $879 million
"Prisoner of Azkaban" $796 million
"Goblet of Fire" $896 million
"Order of the Phoenix" $938 million
"Half-Blood Prince" $934 million
"Deathly Hallows Part 1" $955 million

No. 2 - James Bond movies

 The Bond movie franchise is the second highest earner. The likes of Sean Connery, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig in the title role likely helped put this franchise in second place.
+James Bond movies $5 billion gross worldwide
+"Dr. No" worldwide $59.5 million
"From Russia With Love" $78.9 million
Goldfinger $124.9 million
Thunderball $141.2 million
you only live twice $111.6 million
On Her Majesty's Secret Service $82 million
Diamonds Are Forever $116 million
"Live and Let Die" $161.8 million
"The Man with the Golden Gun" $97.6 million
"The Spy Who Loved Me" $185.4 million
"Moonraker" $210.3 million
"For Your Eyes Only" $195.3 million
"Octopussy" $187.5 million
"Never Say Never Again" $160 million
"A View to a Kill" $152 million
"The Living Daylights" $191.2 million
+"License to Kill" $156 million
"Goldeneye" $356 million
"Tomorrow Never Dies" worldwide gross more than $330 million
"The World Is Not Enough" $361 million
"Die Another Day" $432 million
"Casino Royale" $596 million
"Quantum of Solace" $576 million

No. 3 - Star Wars movies

 George Lucas' epic franchise brought us some of the most famous characters, including Mark Hamill's Luke Skywalker, Harrison Ford's Hans Solo, Carrie Fisher's Princess Leia and even Hayden Christensen's young Darth Vader.
+star wars worldwide gross $4.41 billion
"Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope" $798 million
"The Empire Strikes Back" gross $534 million
+Return of the Jedi gross $572 million
"Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace" $924 million
Attack of the Clones gross $649 million
"Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith" $849 million
The Clone Wars worldwide gross $68 million

No. 4 – "Pirates of the Caribbean" movies

 Johnny Depp's eccentric Captain Jack Sparrow helped make this series the No. 4 earner.
"$3.69 billion worldwide" pirates of the caribbean franchise has made
+The Curse of the Black Pearl worldwide gross $650 million
"Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" $1.06 billion
"Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" $960 million
"Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" $1 billion

No. 5 – "Shrek" movies

 Big, green ogres and talking donkeys became loveable thanks in part to playful takes on characters by Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz and Eddie Murphy.
+shrek movies worldwide gross nearly $3 billion
Shrek worldwide gross $484 million
Shrek 2 worldwide gross $919.8 million
Shrek the Third $799 million
Shrek Forever After $752 million

No. 6 – "Lord of the Rings" movies

 Peter Jackson's movie trilogy based on the novels by J.R.R. Tolkien helped make Elijah Wood, Orlando Bloom and Viggo Mortensen household names, and it made wizards cool to boot.
lord of the rings franchise worldwide gross $2.91 billion
Fellowship of the Ring $870 million
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers $926 millio
"The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" $1.1 billion

No. 7 - Batman movies

 Heath Leger's portrayal of the Joker right before Leger's untimely death, Christian Bale's new brand of Batman, Michael Keaton's take on the hero and Jack Nicholson's Joker have made this series a longtime favorite.
+batman movies worldwide gross $2.7 billion
"Batman" (1989) worldwide gross $411 million
"Batman Returns" gross $266 million
Batman Forever gross $336 million
Batman & Robin $238 million
Batman Begins $368 million
Batman: Gotham Night over $1 billion
The Dark Knight over $1 billion

Spider-Man movies

Tobey Maguire's Spider-Man was high-flying, both in the action scenes and in ticket sales.
+spider-man worldwide gross $2.5 billion
"Spider-Man" $821 million
"Spider-Man 2" $783 million
"Spider-Man 3" $890.9 million
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