Top 10 Successful Movie Sequels

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6. Rocky Series

Rocky  –  Rocky  –  Rocky II – Rocky III  –  Rocky IV  –  Rocky V  –  Rocky Balboa
All six of these films starred Sylvester Stallone, and overall they grossed over $ 1 billion worldwide. The first film is still revered as a classic and it was the cornerstone of Stallone’s very successful career.


7. Lord of the Rings

Fellowship of the Ring – Two Towers – Return of the King
J.R.R.Tolkein’s three volume series have been converted into excellent films by Peter Jackson.  Critically acclaimed and hugely successful, the films have surpassed the fame of the books, and have achieved cult status among moviegoers.


8. The Bourne Series

The Bourne Identity – The Bourne Supremacy – The Bourne Ultimatum
These films are a trilogy of spy films, starring Matt Damon as Jason Bourne, a character created by Robert Ludlum. The films are renowned for their realistic portrayal of the spy game and their emphasis on characters and storyline, rather than on action.


9. Pirates of the Caribbean

The Curse of the Black Pearl – Dead Man’s Chest – At World’s End
Originally the Pirates were just part of a Disneyland Theme Park Ride, but after their phenomenal success as a movie series they have spawned a whole series of spin-offs. Quirky and funny, they use mythology and villainy with a whole host of strange characters, to make highly entertaining movies.


10. Before Sunrise – Before Sunset

These two films follow the lives of two young people from the day they first met and spent just 24 hours with each other, to the sequel when they meet again after nine years. Touching, evocative and heart warming, both the films deal with emotional issues such as love and romance and separation.



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