Although some might think that major franchises only came into existence in the past ten years or so and began eating up box office figures, they've been around for years. We'd argue they really took off from the 1980s.
In fact, throughout the 1980s, the majority of the box-office toppers were what we'd now called franchise films - but which won what year? We've pulled figures from TheNumbers.com and pulled films from 1980 right up to 1989.
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