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1. The Rocky Franchise - $566,557,449

Combining all six Rocky movies may seem like a cheat, but individually, they would take slots four, five, eight, 16, 21 and 47. Combined, their average gross would put them at number 10 on this list, or Number seven if you don’t count Rocky V, which is the worst Rocky. Those numbers are even more impressive when you realize that they aren’t adjusted for inflation. It has the best sports training montages, and the making of the movie follows the same underdog story that unfolds on screen. Sylvester Stallone was playing roles like “Young Man in Crowd (Scenes Deleted)” when he wrote the script for Rocky, turning himself into box office gold. The franchise has been so profitable that filmmakers are going back to the well for a spin-off focusing on Apollo Creed’s grandson.

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