When do you watch a sequel or even the third movie of a trilogy? There are many opinions on that one, that’s for sure.

I came to the following conclusion: you want to watch a sequel when you want to see more.

But this is where a massive problem comes into play that plagues many if not most sequels or thirds. Ironically it’s the first movie itself that basically starts everything else.

From Alien to X-Men: The Ranking

by Gunther Heinrich, 12 Mar 2009 in Analyses

Well, after my last analysis of the gross revenues of 32 franchises and trilogies I wanted to write a completely different post again. But while I was redesigning my blog to be even more minimalistic my mind started to wander which finally resulted in this one nagging question: which franchise / trilogy made the most money with its (first) three movies?

Of course, I couldn’t let this one be unanswered.

We all know them: STAR WARS, TERMINATOR and GODFATHER, to name just a few. But did you ever wonder how well or badly they fared at the box office? Well, search no further because after a statistical look at the most successful genres of 2008, this post will take a graphical look at 32 franchises and trilogies to give the answer.