Some trilogies manage to maintain a clear-cut narrative, for example, The Dark Knight and Star Wars. These are the top 5 highest-grossing ones as per Box Office Mojo.
It becomes quite challenging to land a clear narrative when it comes to movie trilogies, as many of them sound quite dissatisfying. However, that doesn’t affect their box office performances. Despite the quality of the end product, these trilogies are made to become the highest-grossing films of all time. And some of them become even successful.
Yet, there are quite a few that are written well and financially successful at the same time. Some of the high grossing film trilogies such as Thor will be missing here as there is a fourth one upcoming in the same production, thus, it isn’t a trilogy anymore.
Star Wars: The Prequel Trilogy
While all the films in the Star Wars franchise are based on a plot twist spoiling The Empire Strikes Back, it is still one of the most prominent sagas out there. The prequel trilogy is about Skywalker’s journey to becoming the Darth Vader. But despite the moderate quality of the film, audiences loved it. Moreover, repeat viewings helped the trilogy earn a significant box office collection. With that being said, the trilogy earned somewhat $2.5 billion, according to Box Office Pro.
Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man Trilogy
When the first installment of Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man showed up in 2002, it proved the audience what CGI is capable of. The film even had the highest opening weekend at the time. Post that, both the other parts of the trilogy managed to maintain the successful image at the box office. Even Spider-Man 3 earned over $900 million, despite being hated by the fans. With that being said, the trilogy earned somewhat $2.5 billion, according to Box Office Pro.
The Hobbit Trilogy
Director Peter Jackson made an entire trilogy just on one book. While the critics and audiences didn’t loved the films, there were a few things that the Hobbit trilogy got right – humor and fun. In that regard, the trilogy had a greater impact than the Lord of the Rings trilogy. With that being said, the trilogy earned somewhat $2.93 billion, according to Box Office Pro.
The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy
When it comes to delivering a trilogy, most of the makers find it challenging to land properly. Whether it is Spider-Man 3 or The Godfather Part III, even the greatest one fails to deliver the right landing. However, The Lord of the Rings trilogy has not only landed significantly with great films in-line, but it is perhaps the best trilogy ever made in the global film industry. With that being said, the The Lord of the Rings trilogy earned somewhat $2.99 billion, according to Box Office Pro.
Star Wars: The Sequel Trilogy
Skywalker saga’s final trilogy has been more polarizing than its prequel trilogy. While the trilogy was the case of some diminishing returns, it looks difficult for any other trilogy to beat its financial success and box office records. With that being said, the film trilogy earned somewhat $4.47 billion, according to Box Office Pro.
Source: Box Office Pro and Screen Rant