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Top 10 Oldest And Longest Running Franchises Of All Time And Their Box Office Collection

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We live in an era where Franchise Building is the norm, thanks to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But they were not the first ones to try out this formula. Reboots and Remakes are very common now through which many franchises have been able to survive for decades.

 

Here are the Top 10 Longest Running and Oldest Franchises in Hollywood on the basis of the total number of years they have been running for.

#10: Planet Of The Apes (1968 – 2017)

Oldest And Longest Running Franchises

No. of Years: 49

No. of Movies: 9

U.S. Domestic Box Office: $794 million

Inflation-Adjusted Domestic BO: $1.375 Billion

Worldwide Box Office: $2.115 Billion

We all love this franchise so much and at the same time, we are scared of it too because we think the Apes might just conquer the planet in the future. Killing Harambe can be considered the first step in the downfall of humanity.

#9: Star Wars (1977 – 2026)

Oldest And Longest Running Franchises

No. of Years: 49

No. of Movies: 11*

U.S. Domestic Box Office: $4.564 Billion

Inflation-Adjusted Domestic BO: $7.525 Billion

Worldwide Box Office: $9.307 Billion

Star Wars has been an integral part of the movie industry. This franchise has been entertaining us for decades and there are no signs of any stoppage, as, apart from “The Rise of Skywalker”, Disney has 3 more movies planned up to 2026.

#8: Mary Poppins (1966 – 2019)

Oldest And Longest Running Franchises

No. of Years: 54

No. of Movies: 2

U.S. Domestic Box Office: $270 million

Inflation-Adjusted Domestic BO: $1.174 Billion

Worldwide Box Office: $443 million

Emily Blunt successfully managed to revive this beautiful franchise. The original movie was a masterpiece and it won 5 Oscars!

#7: Peter Pan (1953 – 2009)

Oldest And Longest Running Franchises

No. of Years: 56

No. of Movies: 6

U.S. Domestic Box Office: $356 million

Inflation-Adjusted Domestic BO: $1.468 Billion

Worldwide Box Office: $709 million

Peter Pan was a big part of our childhood. We all wanted to visit Neverland in our childhood, some are ready even now.

#6: Cinderella (1950 – 2007)

Oldest And Longest Running Franchises

No. of Years: 57

No. of Movies: 2

U.S. Domestic Box Office: $85 million

Inflation-Adjusted Domestic BO: $995 million

Worldwide Box Office: $264 million

Cinderella was everything we ever wanted out of a princess and we are absolutely in love with her. She’s gentle, brave, kind, full of hope and she is empowering.

#5: James Bond (1963 – 2020)

Oldest And Longest Running Franchises

No. of Years: 57

No. of Movies: 25*

U.S. Domestic Box Office: $2.114 Billion

Inflation-Adjusted Domestic BO: $5.758 Billion

Worldwide Box Office: $7.078 Billion

Even after 25 movies, and the 26th movie coming out in 2020, the love for Our favourite secret agent has not faded and with each movie, he just gets more and more exciting.

 #4: Godzilla (1954 – 2020)

Oldest And Longest Running Franchises

No. of Years: 66

No. of Movies: 8*

U.S. Domestic Box Office: $462 million

Inflation-Adjusted Domestic BO: $624 million

Worldwide Box Office: $1.377 Billion

Fans have always shown their love for The King of Monsters, Godzilla, regardless of what the critics say. The Hype is real as next year we’ll finally see Godzilla take on the Kong.

#3: Wizard Of Oz (1939 – 2013)

Oldest And Longest Running Franchises

No. of Years: 74

No. of Movies: 3

U.S. Domestic Box Office: $279 million

Inflation-Adjusted Domestic BO: $813 million

Worldwide Box Office: $535 million

The Wizard of Oz has one of the most dedicated Fandoms in the entire world and even after James Franco’s portrayal failed to leave a lasting impact, fans still love it.

#2: Dumbo (1941 – 2019)

Oldest And Longest Running Franchises

No. of Years: 78

No. of Movies: 2

U.S. Domestic Box Office: $115 million

Inflation-Adjusted Domestic BO: $115 million

Worldwide Box Office: $344 million

Dumbo was one of the first Disney movies ever made and it is also very emotional and heart-touching. The reboot of the original failed to impress, but the character is still lovable.

#1: King Kong (1933 – 2020)

Oldest And Longest Running Franchises

 

No. of Years: 87

No. of Movies: 5*

U.S. Domestic Box Office: $454 million

Inflation-Adjusted Domestic BO: $1.12 Billion

Worldwide Box Office: $1.217 Billion

Virtually every monster movie ever made owes something to King Kong. It is arguably the most influential movie franchise of all time and it is still going strong. For Godzilla Vs Kong, let’s just hope that their mother’s name isn’t Martha.