6. X-Men – I for one was surprised to see them as high on here, but starting to think about it with the First Class films and Wolverine films going into the totals alongside the Original Trilogy I can see why it has done as well as the numbers show. 2018’s releases of “The New Mutants” and “Dark Phoenix” were pushed back following the Disney/Fox Merger but with both now due out this year the totals for this series will continue for this year, but start increasing dramatically once “the Feige” wrangles them into the MCU.
TOTAL BOX OFFICE – $5,755,471,371
5. Middle Earth – Peter Jacksons project was originally passed around a few studios without backing due to the sheer scope of filming all three back to back until New Line stepped in, and boy were they rewarded. The per film average of this series potentially takes them to the top of this list with an average of just under a billion per film. The Hobbit Films did not do quite as successful as the original trilogy however neither was a slouch at the box office and this series looks to stay in the top 10 for a while yet.
TOTAL BOX OFFICE – $5,886,273,810