Strength in Numbers
What’s better than a hit movie? A whole flock of them, each playing on the popularity of the original. That’s how you build a Hollywood franchise. Comic-book superheroes have provided the material for many of the biggest in recent years, but the latest movie based on Michael Crichton's "Jurassic Park" novels is out June 10. Here are the top 25 film franchises — as they currently stand — based on available domestic box office numbers (adjusted for inflation) as compiled by The Numbers. Popcorn not included.