Thursday, May 7, 2009

ENTERTAINMENT: TOP FIVE MOST SUCCESSFUL FILM SERIES


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TOP FIVE MOST SUCCESSFUL FILM SERIES

TOP 5 MOST SUCCESSFUL FILM SERIES

"SPIDER MAN"

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The Spider-Man film series consists of three superhero films based on the fictional Marvel Comics character of the same name, portrayed by Tobey Maguire.Throughout the films, Spider-Man developed a relationship with his school crush Mary Jane Watson (Kirsten Dunst). To date, he has battled the villains Green Goblin (Willem Dafoe), Doctor Octopus (Alfred Molina), New Goblin (James Franco), Sandman (Thomas Haden Church), and Venom (Topher Grace) throughout the series. While the films' central storylines have been concluded, the studio plans to develop more films, continuing Spider-Man's adventures.The three Spider-Man films set new opening day records in the United States in their theatrical debuts. The films are at the top of the domestic rankings of films based on Marvel comics, with Spider-Man ranking first, Spider-Man 2 ranking second, and Spider-Man 3 ranking third. Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, and Spider-Man 3 are also domestically ranked second, third and fourth for all superhero films, with the third film ranking second worldwide for superhero films . In the United States, Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, and Spider-Man 3 are respectively the most successful films produced by Sony / Columbia

TOP 4 MOST SUCCESSFUL FILM SERIES

"LORD OF THE RINGS"

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The Lord of the Rings film trilogy consists of three live action fantasy epic films: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Two Towers (2002) and The Return of the King (2003) (often abbreviated to LotR for the trilogy, and FotR, TTT, and RotK for the individual films). The trilogy is based on the three-volume book The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien.The trilogy was a great financial success, with the films being the 15th, 8th, and 2nd (8th, 4th, and 2nd following the third film's release) highest-grossing films of all time, respectively, unadjusted for inflation. The films were critically acclaimed, winning 17 out of 30 Academy Awards nominated in total, and received wide praise for the cast and for the innovative practical and digital special effects.The Lord of the Rings film trilogy is the highest grossing motion picture trilogy worldwide of all time, besting such other film franchises as the original Star Wars trilogy and The Godfather. The film trilogy grossed a total of $2.91 billion. The film trilogy also tied a record for the total number of Academy Awards won.The trilogy appears in many "Top 10" film lists, such as the Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association's Top 10 Films, Time Magazine's All-Time 100 Movies, James Berardinelli's Top 100, and The Screen Directory's "Top Ten Films of All Time.

TOP 3 MOST SUCCESSFUL FILM SERIES

"STAR WARS"

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Star Wars is an epic space opera franchise initially conceived by George Lucas. The first film in the franchise was simply titled Star Wars, but later had the subtitle Episode IV: A New Hope added to distinguish it from its sequels and prequels. It was originally released on May 25, 1977 by 20th Century Fox, and became a worldwide pop culture phenomenon, spawning two immediate sequels released in three-year intervals. Sixteen years after the release of the trilogy's final film, the first in a new prequel trilogy of films was released, again released in three-year intervals, with the final film released on May 19, 2005.As of 2008, the overall box office revenue generated by the six Star Wars films has totalled approximately $4.3 billion, making it the third-highest grossing film series. behind only the James Bond and Harry Potter films.The Star Wars franchise has spawned other media including books, television series, video games, and comic books. These supplements to the film trilogies comprise the Star Wars Expanded Universe, and have resulted in significant development of the series' fictional universe. These media kept the franchise going in the interim between the film trilogies

TOP 2 MOST SUCCESSFUL FILM SERIES

"JAMES BOND"

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The James Bond film series are British spy films inspired by Ian Fleming's novels about the fictional MI6 agent James Bond (codename 007). The franchise remains as one of the longest continually running film series in history, having been in ongoing production from 1962 to 2008 with a six-year hiatus between 1989 and 1995. In that time EON Productions has produced 22 films, at an average of about one every two years.The twenty-two Bond films have grossed nearly $5 billion in the worldwide box office, being the most profitable film series ever.Actors who portrayed James bond roles Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig.

THE MOST SUCCESSFUL FILM SERIES

"HARRY POTTER"

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The Harry Potter films are a fantasy series based on the series of seven Harry Potter novels by British writer J. K. Rowling.

At the time of release, the first five films currently released had become the highest grossing film series of all time when not adjusted for inflation, with $4.48 billion in worldwide receipts, but this has since been overtaken by the James Bond series. The series consists to date (2008) of five motion pictures with the latest instalment, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, released in cinemas in the United Kingdom and Ireland on 12 July 2007, and in Canada, Asia, Australia and the United States on 11 July 2007. In the United States, the revenue from the midnight opening was $12 million and first day revenues overtook Spider-Man 2's record ($40.4 million) for the highest Thursday opening at $44.2 million.All the films in the series have been a tremendous financial success, causing the franchise to be seen as one of the major Hollywood tent-poles.


HERE ARE THE LIST OF OTHER FILM SERIES THAT FAILED TO BE ON OUR TOP FIVE LIST BUT DESERVED TO BE MENTION: "BACK TO THE FUTURE", BATMAN, JURASSIC PARK, SUPERMAN.

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