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Multiple Domestic Crowns? Pretty Tough Task....(The Last Jedi makes more history)

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This may seem like a strange topic and I apologize if it has already been discussed before, but I've thought about this a few times the last few years.  I find it kind've amazing and interesting how with all of these powerful mega-franchises out there, it is EXTREMELY difficult for any franchise to be the DOMESTIC box office champion in MULTIPLE years.

 

Since 1970, only 5 franchises have won the domestic crown more than once:

 

Star Wars: 8 times- 1977, 1980, 1983, 1999, 2005, 2015, 2016, 2017

(3rd in 02)

 

Batman: 2 times- 1989, 2008

(3rd in 92, 2nd in 95, 12th in 97, 8th in 05, 2nd in 12)

 

Toy Story: 2 times- 1995, 2010

(3rd in 99)

 

Harry Potter: 2 times- 2001, 2011

(4th in 02, 6th in 04, 3rd in 05, 5th in 07, 3rd in 09, 5th in 10, 12th in 16)

 

Spider-Man: 2002, 2007

(2nd in 04, 7th in 12, 12th in 14, 5th in 17)

 

Look at all the behemoth franchises that have won only 1 year:

The Godfather: 1st in 1972 (Well short in 74 and 90)

The Exorcist: 1st in 1973 (23rd in 77, 48th in 90, 72nd in 04)

Jaws: 1st in 1975  (3rd in 78, 15th in 83, 54th in 87))

Rocky: 1st in 1976 (4th in 82, 3rd in 85, well back in other years)

Indiana Jones: 1st in 1981 (3rd in 84, 2nd in 89, 3rd in 08)

Back to the Future: 1st in 1985 (6th in 89, 11th in 90)

Home Alone: 1st in 1990 (2nd in 1992)

Terminator: 1st in 1992 (21st in 84, 8th in 03, 23rd in 09, well back in 15)

Jurassic Park: 1st in 1993 (3rd in 97, 9th in 01, 2nd in 15)

The Lord of the Rings: 1st in 2003 (2nd in 01, 2nd in 02, 5th in 12,  8th in 13, 6th in 14)

Shrek: Won in 2004 (3rd in 01, 2nd in 07, 8th in 10)

Pirates of the Caribbean: Won in 2006 (3rd in 03, 4th in 07, 5th in 11, well back in 17)

Marvel Cinematic Universe:  Won in 2012 (2nd and well back in 08, 3rd in 10, 10th and 12th in 11, 2nd and 12th in 13, 3rd and 4th in 14, 3rd and 14th in 15, 3rd in 16, 4th and 7th in 17)

The Hunger Games: Won in 2013 (3rd in 12, 2nd in 14, 7th in 15)

Beverly Hills Cop: Won in 1984 (3rd in 87, 34th in 94)

 

These franchises have never won a domestic crown:

Transformers (3rd in 07, 2nd in 09, 2nd in 11, 7th in 14, well back in 17)

Twilight (7th in 08, 4th in 09, 4th in 10, 3rd in 11, 6th in 12)

Superman (2nd in 78, 3rd in 81, 12th in 83, 69th in 87, 6th in 06, 5th in 13)

Lethan Weapon (9th in 87, 3rd in 89, 4th in 92, 11th in 98)

Mission Impossible (3rd in 96, 3rd in 00, 14th in 06, 7th in 11, 11th in 15)

X-Men (8th in 00, 6th in 03, 4th in 06, 13th in 09, 9th in 14, well back in 16, 11th in 17)

The Matrix (5th in 99, 4th and 9th in 03)

Star Trek (4th in 79, 6th in 82, 9th in 84, 5th in 86, 15th in 91, 7th in 09, 11th in 13, well back in 16)

Despicable Me (7th in 10, 4th in 13, 6th in 15, 9th in 17)

Fast and Furious (14th in 01, 15th in 03, 46th in 06, 17th in 09, 6th in 11, 9th in 13, 5th in 15, 11th in 17)

 

I understand some of you may find this useless info, but I find it interesting.  You would think there would be more multiple winners. It just shows how tough it is to maintain elite level success.  It also show how surprises can thwart some pretty big franchises (American Sniper and Avatar come to mind).

 

It will be interesting to see what franchises can join what has become an elite and rare box office club. Have any you followed this type of thing?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Batman: #1 in 1989 and 2008

Hunger Games: #1 in 2013 and 2014

I am pretty sure 1964 and 1965 Bond films were both #1 for their year.

 

Additionally, Ben-Hur was #1 in 1925 and 1959 according to Wikipedia.

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3 minutes ago, Treetrunk Special said:

Batman: #1 in 1989 and 2008

Hunger Games: #1 in 2013 and 2014

I am pretty sure 1964 and 1965 Bond films were both #1 for their year.

 

Additionally, Ben-Hur was #1 in 1925 and 1959 according to Wikipedia.

 

Hunger Games wasn't #1 in 2014.

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1 minute ago, Treetrunk Special said:

it totally was, American Sniper released on January 16, 2015, #getreal

 

Well, I must have traveled through time as I actually watched American Sniper in a paid screening on December 28th of 2014. 

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Fascinating breakdown. Great topic.

 

I do agree that Burton and Nolan Batman should be considered one.

 

All Avengers films (phase 2 i think its called) should also be considered a franchise. So that is anything starting with Iron Man in 2008 and then onwards.

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57 minutes ago, Treetrunk Special said:

yea but you probably live in like new york or LA or some shit you ain't the real public

 

If you're going to argue calendar gross then Hunger Games didn't win 2014 anyway. Guardians of the Galaxy did.

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1 minute ago, cookie said:

 

If you're going to argue calendar gross then Hunger Games didn't win 2014 anyway. Guardians of the Galaxy did.

not talking calendar gross, talking release dates.

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