Top 5 Most Profitable Movie Franchises That Made Millions At Box Office. People frequently take pleasure in watching and discussing movies. Cinematography is as important to them as music or hobbies are. Some of the most popular movie genres nowadays are anime, drama, comedy, horror, fantasy, and action.
Whether they are fiction, suspense, drama, or superhero films, if the plot is compelling, these films make enormous sums of money around the world. Here is a list of the ten most successful movie series, which have grossed many millions of dollars worldwide and continue to be well-liked and viewed.
Directed by: James Cameron
James Cameron is the director, writer, co-producer, and co-editor of the 2009 epic science fiction film Avatar. Notably, Avatar received nine Oscar nominations!
According to the plot, in the middle of the 22nd century, humans settle on Pandora, a lush habitable moon of a gas giant in the Alpha Centauri star system, in order to mine the rich mineral known as “unobtanium.” The expansion of the mining colony poses a threat to the neighbourhood Na’vi tribe, a humanoid race that is indigenous to Pandora. The title of the film alludes to a genetically altered Na’vi body that is used to connect with the inhabitants of Pandora and is controlled by a human brain located far away.
Total average profit: ₹1,91,41,62,14,975 (₹19,000 cr approx) with 91.8% of profit margin!
Directed by: Joss Whedon
The MCU making the list comes as no surprise! An American media franchise and shared universe called the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is built around a number of superhero movies made by the Marvel Studios. Characters from American comic books published by Marvel Comics are the inspiration for these movies. The franchise also includes books, short films, digital series, and television shows. Notably, the Avengers franchise, which includes The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame, has generated a massive profit!
Total average profit: ₹11,000 crores with a profit margin of 83.7%. Additionally, the franchise generated a total profit of Rs. 4,63,02,39,91,840 crores.
Directed by: Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee
The American computer-animated musical fantasy movie Frozen was released by Walt Disney Pictures in 2013, made by Walt Disney Animation Studios. It is the studio’s 53rd animated feature film and is based on The Snow Queen, a fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen published in 1844. Notably, the movie has been loved by the people from across the globe, gaining massive popularity.
Total average profit: ₹86,15,19,41,077 with 88.92% of average profit margin.
4. The Lion King
Directed by: Jon Favreau
A 2019 American musical drama film written by Jeff Nathanson and produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Fairview Entertainment, was directed and produced by Jon Favreau. It is a photorealistic computer-generated recreation of the same-titled Disney film from 1994, which was originally traditionally animated. The story revolves around Simba, a young lion who must accept his position as the legitimate ruler of his homeland after his father, Mufasa, was killed by his uncle named Scar.
Total average profit: ₹82,15,15,55,729 with 87.12% of profit margin.
Directed by: Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda
It’s also known as Minions 2. Notably, the 2022 American computer-animated comedy film by Illumination and distributed by Universal Pictures, is the sixth overall instalment of the Despicable Me franchise and the prequel of Minions (2015). Revolving around a tiny and cute creature named as minions with a funny and unique language, the movie is an all time favourite of children as well as teens!
Total average profit: ₹69,49,24,97,777 with 92.65% of profit margin.
Be it MCU, Jurassic World or any other franchises, their upcoming movies are always excitedly awaited across the world! So these were the top 10 most popular and profitable movie franchises that have made multiple crores at the box office.