Sequels of top Hollywood Franchises
There is no doubt about the fact that Hollywood has some of the best franchises of all time. And the viewers too have waited with bated breath to watch each of the installments as soon as they release.
7. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
There are few, if any, movies in history that can claim to have an iconic status similar to that of Star Wars franchise. With the 7th installment – Star Wars: The Force Awakens all set to hit cinemas this Christmas on 25th December 2015 in India, and the excitement has reached fever pitch!!
Renowned industry experts have said that the film will hit or exceed $200 million and is poised to set a new record in its opening weekends.
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is also poised to break the record for a December opening held by 2012’s “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” at $84.6 million — giving it roughly $170 million.
So as the 7th installment of the BIGGEST and most commercially successful ‘Star Wars franchise’ that is “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”, is all set to hit the theatres on 25th December.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is directed, co-produced, and co-written by J. J. Abrams. The seventh installment in the main Star Wars film series, it stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Max von Sydow. The story is set approximately 30 years after the events of Return of the Jedi (1983).
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5. Ice Age 5 :
The animation movie follows a group of mammals surviving the Paleolithic ice age and has come out with four installments so far. The fifth one will be releasing in 2016
4. Jurassic World :
Revolving around the theme of a theme park and cloned dinosaurs, this franchise which began in 1993, will be releasing the next installment in 2018.
3. Fast and Furious 8 :
One of the most successful franchises, the theme of the movie revolved around illegal car racing. The 8th installment of the film will be releasing in 2018.
2. Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice :
Thought the first Batman film released in 1996, the craze among fans for this franchise has only increased over the years. The 9th installment titled Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will be releasing next year.
1. X Men :
This superhero film which started in 2000 has been one of the most loved franchises. In fact, it has been the 14th highest grossing franchise of all time. The franchise will continue in the coming two years as well as with the sequel to X-Men: Days of Future Past entitled X-Men: Apocalypse in 2016, along with a Deadpool spin-off film with a third Wolverine film following in 2017.