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The Most Successful Movie Franchises In History [Infographic]

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 highest-grossing 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 billion 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 billion at the North American box office. Harry Potter comes close behind with $2.4 billion, while Star Wars rounds off the top three with $1.92 billion.


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