The Jurassic Park series, meanwhile, has two in the top 25, including No. 4: Jurassic World and No. 21, Jurassic Park. Transformer films appear twice in the top 25, while Harry Potter makes only one appearance in the top 25 with Part 2 of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows, which sits at No. 8 with a take of $1.3 billion. (Also No. 31 is Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone with $974 million in sales).
James Bond makes one appearance in the top 25 (Skyfall, No. 15), while Pirates of the Caribbean makes two (No. 19 and No. 20). Superheroes make several appearances in various forms. The Avengers makes a strong showing at No. 5 and No. 7 (The Avengers and Age of Ultron, respectively), while Iron Man 3 is resting at the No. 10 spot, not far above Captain America: Civil War at No. 12. Batman, meanwhile, makes one appearance at No. 17 – The Dark Knight Rises, while Hobbits make an appearance in The Return of the King at No. 13.
With all those billions of dollars clanging around in theater cash registers, you can’t knock a bargain at any price. Split took in $26.2 million over the weekend and revenues are sliding, but its total take to date is $77.9 million, meaning it is well ahead of itself. Think of the hundreds of millions of dollars it takes to make a blockbuster bonanza and compare that to Split. That film cost a mere $9 million to make, so it is well, well ahead of the game.