If you wanted to know the highest grossing movie franchises of all time, a simple Google search would almost assuredly bring you the answer – but most of those answers would be lists filled with words and numbers and rankings. Not all of us love spreadsheets and Excel files – some of us like our data presented in a more visually appealing fashion. If you’re one of those folks, your need for a handy visually themed chart showing the highest grossing movie franchises of all time has finally been met. Hurray for the Internet – it’s not just about free porn and cat memes anymore!
The fine folks over at Buzzfeed have crafted this awesome graphic chart that not only shows you the highest grossing movie franchises in history, but also gives you a visual on how each installment in those series contributed to the whole. That’s pulling some serious double duty right there – and if that weren’t awesome enough, it’s cool looking too!
You can easily pull up this chart the next time you’re having a geeky debate about whether Marvel’s movies have outearned the Lord of the Rings films – or when you want to be depressed by realizing that Lethal Weapon 3 made more money than Lethal Weapon 2. The possibilities are endless.
Check out the chart below and click to enlarge.