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Highest Grossing Film Franchises

The holiday season is upon us, and with it are the blockbuster movies that everyone will be lining up to see after they finish their Black Friday shopping.

One of the most eagerly awaited is the seventh film in the highly profitable Harry Potter franchise, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1. If the performance of the last six films is any indication, it should dominate the box office and further boost the franchise’s reputation as one of the highest grossing of all time.

A popular movie franchise like Harry Potter is Hollywood’s holy grail. Once a fan base is cultivated and name recognition is established, the sequels and prequels provide a consistent source of revenue that can be milked for years.

So click ahead to see which movie franchises are the highest grossing of all time, according to movie website BoxOfficeMojo.com.

By Daniel Bukszpan and Paul ToscanoPosted 22 Nov 2010

NOTE: Total grosses include box office receipts only, and not revenues from merchandise or other sales. Numbers are not adjusted for inflation.

Source: BoxOfficeMojo.com || Photo: AP