List of highest-grossing media franchises

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This is a list of the highest-grossing media franchises. This includes franchises that started as a book, film, video game, comic book or television series and have expanded to other forms of media.

This list covers every aspect of a particular franchise, such as box office, sales from merchandise, home entertainment, and revenue from video games, among other things, if such information is available. The list includes the total revenue figure and the revenue breakdown. For franchises where a total revenue figure is not known to have been reported, an estimate is given based on combined revenue from different media.

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Media franchises that have grossed over $2 billion (USD)
Franchise Year of inception Total revenue (USD) Revenue breakdown Original media Creator(s) Owner(s)
Pokémon 1996 $59.1 billion[a][b] Video game Satoshi Tajiri The Pokémon Company
(Nintendo, Game Freak, Creatures)
Hello Kitty 1974 est. $50.3 billion
  • Retail sales – $50.292 billion[f]
  • Music sales – $2.6 million[g]
Cartoon Yuko Shimizu Sanrio
Star Wars 1977 est. $43.7 billion[h] Film George Lucas Lucasfilm
(The Walt Disney Company)
Mickey Mouse & Friends 1928 est. $31 billion
  • Retail sales – $30.539 billion[k]
  • Box office$457.4 million[l]
  • VHS & DVD sales – $279 million[m]
Animated cartoon Walt Disney
Ub Iwerks
The Walt Disney Company
Mario 1981 est. $27.1 billion Arcade game Shigeru Miyamoto Nintendo
Wizarding World / Harry Potter 1997 est. $26.4 billion Novel J. K. Rowling J. K. Rowling (books)
Warner Bros. (AT&T) (films)
Batman 1939 est. $24.9 billion
  • Retail sales – $19.845 billion[q]
  • Box office$4.994 billion[r]
  • Home video sales – $1.212 billion[s]
  • TV revenue – $40 million[75]
Comic book Bob Kane
Bill Finger
DC Entertainment
(AT&T)
Marvel Cinematic Universe 2008 est. $23.4 billion
  • Box office$17.403 billion[t]
  • Merchandise sales – $4.324 billion[u]
  • DVD & Blu-ray sales – $1.722 billion[v]
Film Marvel Studios Marvel Entertainment
(The Walt Disney Company)
Spider-Man 1962 est. $21.5 billion Comic book Stan Lee
Steve Ditko
Marvel Entertainment (comics)
(The Walt Disney Company)
Sony (films)
Dragon Ball 1984 est. $21.4 billion Manga Akira Toriyama Bird Studio (manga)
Shueisha (manga)
(Hitotsubashi Group)
Toei Animation (anime)
Fist of the North Star 1983 est. $21 billion Manga Buronson
Tetsuo Hara
Shueisha (manga)
(Hitotsubashi Group)
Toei Animation (anime)
Sega Sammy Holdings (games)
Shōnen Jump 1968 est. $20.4 billion Manga Shueisha Shueisha (manga)
(Hitotsubashi Group)
Bandai Namco Holdings (games)
James Bond 1953 est. $19.9 billion[ak] Novel Ian Fleming Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Middle-earth 1937 $19.8 billion[al][160]
  • Book sales – $9.125 billion[160]
  • Box office – $5.896 billion[161]
  • Home video sales – $4.194 billion[160]
  • Merchandise sales – $435 million[160]
  • Licensing – $225 million[160]
Novel J. R. R. Tolkien Tolkien Estate (books)
Warner Bros. (AT&T) (films)
Yu-Gi-Oh! 1996 est. $17.9 billion Manga Kazuki Takahashi Shueisha
(Hitotsubashi Group)
Toy Story 1995 est. $17.1 billion
  • Merchandise & licensing – $14 billion[aq]
  • Box office & TV revenue – $2.603 billion[ar]
  • VHS sales – $290 million[55]
  • DVD & Blu-ray sales – $249 million[177]
Animated film Pixar The Walt Disney Company
One Piece 1997 est. $16.8 billion Manga Eiichiro Oda Shueisha
(Hitotsubashi Group)
Toei Animation
Bandai Namco Holdings (games)
Gundam 1979 est. $16.5 billion Anime Yoshiyuki Tomino Sunrise
(Bandai Namco Holdings)
Call of Duty 2003 est. $16 billion
  • Video games – $16 billion[9]
Computer game Infinity Ward Activision
(Activision Blizzard)
Transformers 1984 est. $15.4 billion Animated series Takara
Hasbro
Nobuyuki Okude
Hasbro
Takara Tomy
Pac-Man 1980 est. $15.1 billion Arcade game Toru Iwatani
Namco
Bandai Namco Entertainment
(Bandai Namco Holdings)
Winnie the Pooh 1966 est. $15.1 billion
  • Retail sales – $14.834 billion[bb]
  • Box office – $245 million[217]
  • DVD & Blu-ray sales – $35 million[216]
Novel A. A. Milne
E. H. Shepard
Walt Disney Animation
The Walt Disney Company
Neon Genesis Evangelion 1994 est. $14.9 billion Anime Hideaki Anno
Gainax
Tatsunoko Production
Khara[bh][227][228]
Cars 2006 est. $14.8 billion
  • Merchandise sales – $12.463 billion[bi]
  • Box office – $1.798 billion[bj]
  • DVD & Blu-ray sales – $535 million[233]
Animated film John Lasseter The Walt Disney Company
Dora the Explorer 2000 est. $14.8 billion Animated series Chris Gifford
Valerie Walsh
Eric Weiner
Nickelodeon
(Viacom)
Barbie 1987 est. $14.8 billion Animated film Ruth Handler Mattel
Anpanman 1973 est. $14.4 billion Manga Takashi Yanase Froebel-kan
Disney Princess 2000 est. $14.3 billion
  • Retail sales – $14.268 billion[bq]
Animated film Andy Mooney The Walt Disney Company
Space Invaders 1978 est. $13.9 billion Arcade game Tomohiro Nishikado Taito
(Square Enix)
The Lion King 1994 est. $13.6 billion Animated film Roger Allers
Rob Minkoff
The Walt Disney Company
The Simpsons 1989 $13 billion[bu][261] Animated series Matt Groening 20th Century Fox
SpongeBob SquarePants 1999 est. $12.5 billion Animated series Stephen Hillenburg Nickelodeon
(Viacom)
Street Fighter 1987 est. $11.5 billion Arcade game Takashi Nishiyama
Hiroshi Matsumoto
Capcom
Frozen 2013 est. $11.3 billion Animated film Chris Buck
Jennifer Lee
The Walt Disney Company
Final Fantasy 1987 est. $10.8 billion Video game Hironobu Sakaguchi Square Enix
Dragon Quest 1986 est. $10.6 billion Video game Yuji Horii
Koichi Nakamura
Akira Toriyama
Square Enix
Dungeon Fighter Online 2005 est. $10.5 billion
  • Computer game – $10.523 billion[9]
Computer game Neople Nexon
Power Rangers / Super Sentai 1975 est. $10.4 billion
  • Retail sales – $10.229 billion[cf]
  • Box office – $218.4 million[303]
  • DVD & Blu-ray sales – $15 million[302]
Television series Shotaro Ishinomori
Haim Saban
Shuki Levy
Toei Company
Hasbro
Bandai Namco Holdings
Warcraft 1994 est. $10.4 billion Computer game Allen Adham
Frank Pearce
Michael Morhaime
Blizzard Entertainment
(Activision Blizzard)
Case Closed / Detective Conan 1994 est. $10.4 billion Manga Gosho Aoyama Shogakukan
(Hitotsubashi Group)
TMS Entertainment
(Sega Sammy Holdings)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1984 est. $10.4 billion Comic book Kevin Eastman
Peter Laird
Viacom
Star Trek 1966 $10 billion[cl][315]
  • Retail sales – $3.808 billion[cm]
  • TV revenue – $2.3 billion[316]
  • Box office – $2.266 billion[317]
  • VHS sales – $1 billion[316]
  • DVD & Blu-ray – $325 million[318]
Television series Gene Roddenberry CBS Corporation
Paramount Pictures
(Viacom)
Ultraman 1966 est. $8.88 billion Television series Eiji Tsuburaya Tsuburaya Productions
Bandai Namco Holdings
Naruto 1999 est. $8.75 billion Manga Masashi Kishimoto Shueisha
(Hitotsubashi Group)
Pierrot
Grand Theft Auto 1997 est. $8.56 billion
  • Video games – $8.561 billion[9]
Computer game David Jones
Mike Dailly
Rockstar Games
(Take-Two Interactive)
Jurassic Park 1990 est. $8.19 billion
  • Box office – $4.892 billion[332]
  • Retail sales – $3.3 billion[333]
  • Home video sales – $678 million[cr]
Novel Michael Crichton Alfred A. Knopf (novel)
Universal Pictures (Comcast) (film)
X-Men 1963 est. $7.78 billion
  • Box office$5.75 billion[335]
  • Retail sales – $900 million[45]
  • DVD & Blu-ray sales – $667 million[335]
  • Comic sales – $466.4 million[cs]
Comic book Stan Lee
Jack Kirby
Marvel Entertainment
(The Walt Disney Company)
Sonic the Hedgehog 1991 est. $7.24 billion Video game Yuji Naka
Naoto Ohshima
Hirokazu Yasuhara
Sega
(Sega Sammy Holdings)
Despicable Me / Minions 2010 est. $6.99 billion
  • Box office – $3.72 billion[341]
  • Merchandise sales – $2.586 billion[cu]
  • DVD & Blu-ray sales – $686 million[341]
Animated film Sergio Pablos Illumination Entertainment
(Comcast)
Superman 1938 est. $6.97 billion Comic book Jerry Siegel
Joe Shuster
DC Entertainment
(AT&T)
Pirates of the Caribbean 2003 est. $6.9 billion Film The Walt Disney Company The Walt Disney Company
Hulk 1962 est. $6.78 billion Comic book Stan Lee
Jack Kirby
Marvel Entertainment
(The Walt Disney Company)
Donkey Kong 1981 est. $6.37 billion Arcade game Shigeru Miyamoto Nintendo
Sailor Moon 1991 est. $6.29 billion[df] Manga Naoko Takeuchi Kodansha
Toei Animation
Twilight 2005 $6.15 billion[dk][372] Novel Stephenie Meyer Little, Brown and Company
Summit Entertainment
Puzzle & Dragons 2012 est. $6.1 billion
  • Video games – $6.103 billion[9]
Mobile game GungHo Online GungHo Online
Ice Age 2002 $6 billion[dl][375]
  • Box office – $2.9 billion[376]
  • Retail sales – $1.3 billion[376]
Animated film Blue Sky Studios 20th Century Fox
Ben 10 2005 est. $6 billion
  • Retail sales – $6 billion[377]
Animated series Duncan Rouleau
Joe Casey
Joe Kelly
Steven T. Seagle
Cartoon Network (AT&T)
Bandai Namco Holdings (toys)
Aladdin 1992 est. $5.77 billion Animated film Walt Disney Animation
Youhenna Diab
The Walt Disney Company
Sega Sammy Holdings (games)
The Phantom of the Opera 1986 est. $5.76 billion Musical theatre Andrew Lloyd Webber Andrew Lloyd Webber
League of Legends 2009 est. $5.69 billion
  • Computer games – $5.69 billion[9]
Computer game Riot Games Tencent Games
Fast & Furious 2001 est. $5.59 billion
  • Box office – $5.139 billion[395]
  • DVD & Blu-ray sales – $449 million[395]
Film Gary Scott Thompson Universal Pictures
(Comcast)
Westward Journey 2001 est. $5.55 billion
  • Video games – $5.55 billion[9]
Computer game NetEase NetEase
Shrek 1990 est. $5.47 billion
  • Box office – $3.547 billion[396]
  • Home entertainment – $1.922 billion[dq]
Novel William Steig
DreamWorks Animation
Universal Pictures
(Comcast)
Resident Evil 1996 est. $5.24 billion Video game Shinji Mikami
Tokuro Fujiwara
Capcom
Mortal Kombat 1992 $5 billion[dt][402] Arcade game Midway Games Chicago
Ed Boon
John Tobias
Warner Bros.
(AT&T)
Halo 2001 est. $5 billion Video game Bungie Microsoft
Monster Strike 2013 est. $4.73 billion Mobile game Yoshiki Okamoto Mixi
DC Extended Universe 2013 est. $4.7 billion
  • Box office – $3.768 billion[412]
  • Merchandise sales – $500 million[413]
  • DVD & Blu-ray sales – $431 million[414]
Film DC Entertainment DC Entertainment
(AT&T)
Beyblade 1999 est. $4.6 billion
  • Merchandise sales – $4.6 billion[415][dv]
  • Box office – $9 million[dw]
Manga Takao Aoki Shogakukan
(Hitotsubashi Group)
The Big Bang Theory 2007 est. $4.57 billion
  • TV advertising – $3.57 billion[dx]
  • TV syndication – $1 billion[419]
Television series Chuck Lorre
Bill Prady
CBS Corporation
Warner Bros. (AT&T)
Kumamon 2010 est. $4.53 billion
  • Retail sales – $4.46 billion[dy]
  • Box office – $65 million[dz]
Cartoon Kumamoto Prefecture Kumamoto Prefecture
Assassin's Creed 2007 est. $4.34 billion Video game Patrice Désilets
Jade Raymond
Corey May
Ubisoft
A Song of Ice and Fire 1996 est. $4.28 billion Novel George R. R. Martin Random House
WarnerMedia (AT&T)
Seinfeld 1989 est. $4.06 billion Television series Larry David
Jerry Seinfeld
National Broadcasting Company
(Comcast)
Mission: Impossible 1966 $4 billion[ec][437] Television series Bruce Geller Paramount Pictures
(Viacom)
Beauty and the Beast 1991 est. $3.98 billion Animated film Don Hahn
Gabrielle-Suzanne de Villeneuve
The Walt Disney Company
The Muppets / Sesame Street 1966 est. $3.88 billion
  • Merchandise sales – $3.806 billion[ef]
  • Box office – $452 million[444]
  • TV licensing – $96 million[445]
  • DVD & Blu-ray sales – $71 million[444]
  • VHS sales – $2 million[349]
Television series Jim Henson
Joan Ganz Cooney
Lloyd Morrisett
The Muppets Studio
(The Walt Disney Company)
Sesame Workshop
Candy Crush Saga 2012 est. $3.68 billion
  • Mobile games – $3.681 billion[9]
Mobile game King King

(Activision Blizzard)

Friends 1994 est. $3.67 billion
  • TV syndication – $2.5 billion[eg]
  • TV advertising – $1.166 billion[eh]
Television series David Crane
Marta Kauffman
Bright/Kauffman/Crane Productions
Angry Birds 2009 est. $3.64 billion Mobile game Jaakko Iisalo Rovio
Lego Movie 2014 est. $3.57 billion
  • Merchandise sales – $2.46 billion[ej]
  • Box office – $904 million[453]
  • DVD & Blu-ray sales – $202 million[454]
Animated film Phil Lord
Christopher Miller
Warner Bros. (AT&T)
The Lego Group
Magic: The Gathering 1993 est. $3.52 billion Card game Richard Garfield Wizards of the Coast
(Hasbro)
Skylanders 2011 $3.5 billion[el][458]
  • Licensed merchandise – $863 million[em]
Video game Toys for Bob Activision
(Activision Blizzard)
Minecraft 2009 est. $3.46 billion
  • Video games – $2.211 billion[9]
  • Merchandise sales – $1.25 billion[en]
Computer game Mojang Microsoft Studios
The Hunger Games 2008 est. $3.44 billion Novel Suzanne Collins Scholastic Corporation
Lionsgate
Monster Hunter 2004 est. $3.42 billion
  • Video games – $2.523 billion[9]
  • Pachinko sales – $900.1 million[93]
Video game Capcom Capcom
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic 2010 est. $3.42 billion
  • Retail sales – $3.416 billion[eo]
Animated series Lauren Faust
Bonnie Zacherle
Hasbro
G.I. Joe 1942 est. $3.4 billion Comic Dave Breger Hasbro
Doraemon 1969 est. $3.37 billion
  • Merchandise sales – $2.111 billion[ep]
  • Box office – $1.26 billion[10]
Manga Fujiko F. Fujio Shogakukan-Shueisha
(Hitotsubashi Group)
Avatar 2009 est. $3.34 billion
  • Box office – $2.788 billion[468]
  • DVD & Blu-ray sales – $399 million[469]
  • Merchandise sales – $153 million[470]
Film James Cameron 20th Century Fox
The Legend of Zelda 1986 est. $3.3 billion Video game Shigeru Miyamoto Nintendo
Tomb Raider 1996 est. $3.12 billion
  • Video games – $2.08 billion[9]
  • Box office – $705 million[475]
  • Pachinko sales – $300 million[93]
  • DVD rentals – $36.6 million[476]
Video game Core Design Square Enix
Les Misérables 1980 est. $3.12 billion Musical theatre Alain Boublil
Victor Hugo
Cameron Mackintosh Overseas
Terminator 1984 $3 billion[es][478] Film James Cameron
Gale Anne Hurd
David Ellison
The Matrix 1999 $3 billion[et][482][483] Film The Wachowskis Warner Bros.
(AT&T)
Astro Boy 1952 est. $3 billion Manga Osamu Tezuka Tezuka Productions
Care Bears 1981 est. $3 billion
  • Retail sales – $3 billion[487]
Greeting cards American Greetings American Greetings
ER 1994 est. $3 billion
  • TV revenue – $3 billion[488]
Television series Michael Crichton NBC (Comcast)
The Wicked Years 1995 est. $3 billion Novel Gregory Maguire HarperCollins
MapleStory 2005 est. $2.98 billion
  • Computer game – $2.981 billion[9]
Computer game Wizet Nexon
Tamagotchi 1996 est. $2.96 billion
  • Digital pets – $2.955 billion[ev]
  • Box office – $6.8 million[491]
Digital pet Akihiro Yokoi
Bandai
Bandai Namco Holdings
Scooby-Doo 1969 est. $2.82 billion
  • Retail sales – $2.35 billion[ew]
  • Box office – $457.5 million[494]
  • DVD & Blu-ray sales – $15.4 million[494]
Animated series Joe Ruby
Ken Spears
Warner Bros.
(AT&T)
Yo-kai Watch 2013 est. $2.76 billion
  • Merchandise & licensing – $2.424 billion[ex]
  • Box office – $159.2 million[10]
  • Pachinko sales – $135 million[93]
  • Home entertainment – $39 million[ey]
Video game Level-5 Level-5
Nintendo
The Cosby Show 1984 est. $2.5 billion
  • TV syndication – $1.5 billion[499]
  • TV advertising – $1 billion[500]
Television series Chuck Lorre
Bill Prady
CBS Corporation
Warner Bros. (AT&T)
Gran Turismo 1997 est. $2.5 billion Video game Kazunori Yamauchi
Polyphony Digital
Sony
Hamtaro 1997 est. $2.5 billion Manga Ritsuko Kawai Shogakukan
(Hitotsubashi Group)
The Powerpuff Girls 1998 est. $2.5 billion Animated series Craig McCracken Cartoon Network
(AT&T)
Winx Club 2004 est. $2.5 billion Animated series Iginio Straffi Rainbow S.r.l.
The Jungle Book 1967 est. $2.49 billion
  • Box office – $1.529 billion[fd]
  • VHS sales – $607.3 million[fe]
  • DVD & Blu-ray – $351.3 million[ff]
Animated film Walt Disney
Rudyard Kipling
The Walt Disney Company
Madagascar 2005 est. $2.48 billion
  • Box office – $2.27 billion[514]
  • DVD & Blu-ray sales – $210 million[514]
Animated film Tom McGrath
Eric Darnell
DreamWorks Animation
(Comcast)
Super Smash Bros. 1999 est. $2.45 billion Video game Masahiro Sakurai Nintendo
Fate/stay night 2004 est. $2.44 billion Visual novel Type-Moon Type-Moon
Aniplex
(Sony Music Entertainment Japan)
Godzilla / Gojira 1954 est. $2.4 billion Film Ishirō Honda Toho
Digimon 1997 est. $2.22 billion Digital pet Akiyoshi Hongo
Toei Animation
Bandai
Toei Company
Bandai Namco Holdings
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial 1982 est. $2.21 billion
  • Merchandise sales – $1 billion[542]
  • Box office – $793 million[543]
  • VHS sales – $300 million[544]
  • Video game$79 million[545]
  • DVD & Blu-ray – $24.4 million[543]
  • VHS rentals – $12 million[546]
Film Steven Spielberg Universal Pictures
(Comcast)

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Pokémon¥6 trillion (as of March 2017)[1] – $59.05 billion
    • Up until March 2013 – ¥4 trillion[2] ($41 billion)[3]
    • April 2013 to May 2016 – ¥800 billion[4] ($7.35 billion)
    • June 2016 to March 2017 – ¥1.2 trillion ($10.7 billion)
  2. ^ 35% of franchise revenue was generated in Japan, while the other 65% was generated internationally.
  3. ^ Pokémon worldwide retail sales at least $50 billion[5]$25 billion worldwide retail sales up until 2005, and $23.5 billion retail sales outside Asia during 2006–2017.[6]
  4. ^ Pokémon Trading Card Game – Approximately $10,254.3 million as of March 2018 (over 25.7 billion card sales,[1] $3.99 per 10-card pack)[7][8]
  5. ^ Pokemon anime home video sales up until 2000:
    • Japan home video sales up until April 2000 – 3.5 million sales, average ¥3,144 price[11]¥11,004 million ($138 million)
    • United States VHS and DVD sales in 2000 – 25 million sales,[12] average $24.98 price[13]$625 million
  6. ^ Hello Kitty retail sales:
    • 1994 – $1.2 billion[14]
    • 1996 – ¥400 billion[15] ($3.677 billion)[16]
    • 1997 – ¥300 billion[17] ($2.48 billion)[18]
    • 1998 – ¥400 billion[15] ($3.056 billion)[19]
    • 1999 – $1.2 billion[20]
    • 2000 – ¥360 billion[21] ($3.341 billion)[22]
    • 2002 – $1 billion[23]
    • 2003 – ¥190 billion[24] ($1.639 billion)[25]
    • 2007 – $500 million (merchandise profit)[26]
    • 2009 – $5 billion[27]
    • 2011 – $800 million (US licensed merchandise)[28]
    • 2012 – $1.08 billion (US licensed merchandise)[29]
    • 2013 – $8 billion[30]
    • 2014 – $6.5 billion[31]
    • 2015 – $3.756 billion (licensed merchandise)[32]
    • 2016 – $4.4 billion (licensed merchandise)[33]
    • 2017 – $2.663 billion (licensed merchandise)[34]
  7. ^ Known music retail sales in Japan – ¥203,619,500[35][36][37] ($2,551,943)
  8. ^ Star Wars franchise revenue:
    • Up until December 21, 2017 – $42.85 billion[38]
    • Star Wars: The Last Jedi film revenue after December 21, 2017 – $804 million
      • Box office gross – $722 million (film grossed $610,602,356 up until December 21, 2017,[39] and $1,332,539,889 in total)[40]
      • DVD and Blu-ray sales – $82 million[41]
  9. ^ $12.107 billion up until 2014.[42] $2.842 billion in 2015.[32] $3.049 billion in 2016. $2.403 billion in 2017.[34]
  10. ^ As of May 2018
  11. ^ $5.8 billion retail sales up until 2003.[45] $6 billion retail sales in 2007.[46] $5 billion in 2009.[47] $750 million in 2011.[28] $774 million in 2012.[29] $1 billion in 2014.[48] $3.999 billion in 2015. $3.983 billion in 2016.[32] $3.233 billion in 2017.[34]
  12. ^ [49][50][51][52][53][54]
  13. ^ 1991 VHS release of Fantasia earned $209 million in sales.[55] $70 million DVD sales since 2006.[56]
  14. ^ Over $400 million Super Mario Bros. licensed merchandise revenue.[57] $2.3 million Donkey Kong licensed merchandise earnings.[58]
  15. ^ As of June 2018
  16. ^ Harry Potter series grossed $2 billion in DVD sales.[62] Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them grossed $19,676,600 in DVD sales.[63]
  17. ^ $16 billion retail sales up until February 2012.[64] $245,448,803 Blu-ray and DVD sales of films released since September 2012.[65] $494 million merchandise sales in 2013.[66] $982 million retail sales in 2015.[32] $1.1 billion in 2016. $1.024 billion in 2017.[34]
  18. ^ [67][68][69][70] [71][72][73]
  19. ^ $650 million VHS and DVD sales for Batman, Batman Returns, Batman Forever and Batman & Robin up until 2005.[74] $562 million DVD and Blu-ray sales for films released since 2008.[65]
  20. ^ Main MCU: $17.4 billion[76]
    Inhumans: $2.9 million[77]
  21. ^ Marvel Avengers merchandise sales – $201 million in 2012.[29] $325 million in 2013.[66] $325 million in 2014.[78] $1.004 billion in 2015.[32] $1.242 billion in 2016. $1.227 billion in 2017.[34]
  22. ^ Marvel Cinematic Universe DVD and Blu-ray sales:
  23. ^ Box office and home video revenue of Spider-Man film appearances:
  24. ^ More than $1 billion licensed merchandise sales for Sony up until 2002.[85] $1.3 billion merchandise sales in 2003.[86] $325 million Spider-Man 3 pre-release toy sales in 2007.[87] $325 million United States licensed merchandise sales in 2011.[28] $1.3 billion merchandise sales in 2013.[66] $1.3 billion merchandise sales in 2014.[78] $1.512 billion licensed merchandise sales in 2015.[32] $1.551 billion in 2016. $1.402 billion in 2017.[34]
  25. ^ Spider-Man comic sales – 360 million copies[89]
  26. ^ Sales revenue of Jump manga magazine issues serializing Dragon Ball manga series:
  27. ^ Dragon Ball merchandise sales:
    • Merchandise sales up until January 2012 – $5 billion[96]
    • Bandai Namco's Dragon Ball toy sales from April 2012 to June 2018 – $539.41 million
      • April 2012 to March 2013 – ¥4.8 billion ($60 million)[97]
      • April 2013 to March 2014 – ¥6.4 billion ($60.41 million)[97]
      • April 2014 to March 2016 – ¥17.4 billion ($160 million)[97][98]
      • April 2016 to June 2018 – ¥29 billion ($259 million)[98][99][100]
  28. ^ Dragon Ball manga volume sales – $1,761,463,433
    • Japan sales – 159.5 million copies up until 2014[101]¥81,655,500,000 ($1,015,437,133)
      • Tankōbon sales up until 2000 – 126 million copies,[102] ¥400 price[103][104]¥50,400 million ($632 million)
      • Kanzenban sales during 2002–2012 – 30.63 million copies,[105][102] ¥933 price[106][107]¥28,577,790,000 ($358,162,552)
      • Kanzenban sales during 2013–2014 – 2.87 million copies,[101][105] ¥933 price[106][107]¥2,677,710,000 ($25,274,581)
    • Overseas sales – 200 million copies sold overseas (350 million worldwide sales[108][109][110] and 150 million Japan sales[111] up until 2008), average $7.99 price[112]$1,598,000,000
  29. ^ Dragon Ball home entertainment media:
    • Video rental revenue in 1991 – $9.5 million[113]
    • Dragon Ball anime film VHS sales in Japan – 500,000 sales,[114] ¥2,800 price[115]¥1,400,000,000 ($18 million)
    • Dragon Ball anime DVD and Blu-ray sales in Japan[116]¥29,872,246,400 ($374.39 million)
      • Dragon Ball¥2,291,270,800 (26 volumes at ¥3,800 each,[117] 23,191 sales per volume)[118]
      • Dragon Ball Z¥9,490,800,200 (49 volumes at ¥3,800 each,[119] 50,971 sales per volume)[118][120]
      • Dragon Ball GT¥2,212,181,400 (11 volumes at ¥3,800 each,[121] 52,923 sales per volume)[118]
      • Dragon Ball Dragon Box – ¥3,150,000,000 (30,000 volume sales,[122] ¥105,000 price)[123]
      • Dragon Ball Z Dragon Box (volumes 1–2) – ¥6,350,000,000 (32,000 and 31,500 volume sales,[124][125] ¥100,000 price)[123]
      • Dragon Ball GT Dragon Box – ¥3,071,250,000 (58,500 volume sales,[126] ¥100,000 price)[127] ¥52,500 price)[123]
      • Dragon Ball Movies Dragon Box – ¥3,139,500,000 (59,800 volume sales,[120] ¥52,500 price)[123]
      • Dragon Ball Super¥167,244,000 (12,670 units,[128] ¥13,200 average price)[129]
    • Funimation's Dragon Ball Z anime DVD sales in the United States during 1999–2012 – $625 million (25 million sales,[96] average $24.98 price)[130][131]
    • Toei Animation's Dragon Ball anime earnings (overseas sales/licensing and domestic licensing) between April 2003 and March 2017 – $572 million
      • April 2003 to March 2012 – ¥21.837 billion ($274 million)[132][133]
      • April 2012 to March 2013 – ¥1.06 billion ($11 million)[134]
      • April 2013 to March 2014 – ¥1.174 billion ($11.08 million)[135]
      • April 2014 to March 2016 – ¥7.004 billion ($64.38 million)[136]
      • April 2016 to March 2018 – ¥23.706 billion ($211.34 million)[137][138]
    • $16.3 million DVD and Blu-ray sales in the United States for the film releases Dragonball Evolution (2009)[139] and Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' (2015).[140]
    • United States DVD and Blu-ray sales of anime TV series during January–May 2018 – $10.5 million[141]
  30. ^ 2 billion Dragon Ball Carddass trading cards sold, at ¥20 price,[142] grossing approximately ¥40 billion ($501.32 million).
  31. ^ $362 million box office gross for the Dragon Ball anime film series.[10] $58.23 million box office gross for Dragonball Evolution (2009).[139]
  32. ^ By March 2017, Sega Sammy had sold 3.18 million Hokuto no Ken pachinko, pachislot and arcade units.[143] Between April 2017 and March 2018, a further 149,498 pachinko and pachislot units were sold.[144] At an average unit price of $5,000,[145] sales of 3,328,844 units have grossed approximately $16,644,220,000.
  33. ^ Fist of the North Star manga volume sales – 100 million copies[146][147]
    • Japan – 60 million tankōbon copies,[148] at average ¥800 price,[149][150] grossed approximately ¥48,000 million ($602 million).
    • Overseas – 40 million graphic novel copies,[111] at average $15.95 price,[151] grossed approximately $638 million.
  34. ^ Fist of the North Star console game retail sales in Japan:
    • Fist of the North Star releases up until 2012 – 2,000,442 sales grossed approximately ¥11,426,311,410[152] ($143,204,805)
    • Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise$1,372,906,040[153] ($12,239,512)
    • Shōnen Jump video game series – $217.3 million[9]
  35. ^ Fist of the North Star DVD and Blu-ray sales in Japan:
  36. ^ Jump magazine sales:
  37. ^ In October 2015, it was projected that the James Bond franchise would be worth an estimated £13 bllion ($19.9 billion) after the release of Spectre (2015).[157]
  38. ^ As of January 2018
  39. ^ Approximately $11,161,168,406 up until 2011 (25,175,567,833 card sales,[162] $3.99 per 9-card pack)[163][164]
  40. ^ $2 billion merchandise sales in Japan up until 2002.[165] Licensed merchandise sales outside Asia: $120 million in 2015,[166] $200 million in 2016,[167] $300 million in 2017.[168]
  41. ^ Yu-Gi-Oh video games:
    • Japan console game retail sales – 3,660,321 units, average ¥4,814 price – ¥17,621,946,900[169] ($221 million)
    • Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links$52 million[170]
  42. ^ Yu-Gi-Oh manga sold 40 million tankōbon volumes,[148] at ¥390 price,[171][172] grossing approximately ¥15,600 million ($196 million).
  43. ^ Toy Story and Toy Story 2 generated $4 billion up until 2009.[173] Toy Story 3 generated nearly $10 billion up until 2014.[174]
  44. ^ $903.2 million Toy Story and Toy Story 2 box office revenue.[175] $1.7 billion Toy Story 3 box office and TV revenue up until 2016.[176]
  45. ^ One Piece merchandise and video game sales:
    • Licensed merchandise sales in Japan up until June 2004 – $1 billion[178]
    • One Piece video game sales in Japan between 2001 and 2003 – ¥5,133,485,800[9] ($64.34 million)
    • Bandai Namco's One Piece merchandise and video game sales from April 2008 to December 2011 – $558.3 million
      • April 2008 to March 2011 – $311.3 million[179]
      • April 2011 to December 2011 – ¥19.7 billion ($247 million)[180]
    • One Piece merchandise sales in 2012 – ¥100 billion[181] ($1,253.29 million)
    • Bandai Namco's One Piece merchandise and video game sales from January 2013 to June 2018 – $1.395 billion
      • January 2013 to March 2013 – ¥9.8 billion ($100.41 million)[182][183]
      • April 2013 to March 2014 – ¥26.8 billion ($253 million)[184]
      • April 2014 to March 2016 – ¥47.9 billion ($440.29 million)[97][98]
      • April 2016 to June 2018 – ¥67.4 billion ($601 million)[98][99][100]
    • Shōnen Jump video game appearances up until J-Stars Victory VS (2014) – $119.3 million[9]
    • One Piece Treasure Cruise mobile game revenue in July 2018 – $5.4 million[9]
  46. ^ One Piece manga volume sales:
    • Japan – 365 million tankōbon sales,[185] sold at minimum ¥410 ($5.10) price,[105] grossed ¥146,000 million ($1,862 million).
    • Overseas – 75 million sales,[185] sold at average $7.99 price,[186] grossed $599.3 million.
  47. ^ One Piece home entertainment media:
    • Japan video sales of anime TV series – ¥9,821,281,050 ($123.09 million)
      • Episodes 1–130[118]¥7,319,218,725 (38 volumes,[187] 15 four-episode volumes[187] at ¥5,040,[188] 23 three-episode volumes[187] at ¥4,725,[189] 39,719 sales per volume)[118]
      • Later episodes – ¥2,502,062,325 (529,537 units,[128] ¥4,725 price)[190]
    • Toei Animation's One Piece anime earnings (overseas sales/licensing and domestic licensing) between April 2003 and December 2017 – ¥52.707 billion ($561 million)
      • April 2003 to March 2012 – ¥15.345 billion ($192.32 million)[191][132][133]
      • April 2012 to March 2013 – ¥6.186 billion ($63.38 million)[134]
      • April 2013 to March 2014 – ¥5.289 billion ($50 million)[135]
      • April 2014 to March 2016 – ¥12.091 billion ($111.14 million)[136]
      • April 2016 to March 2018 – ¥16.125 billion ($144 million)[137][138]
    • DVD & Blu-ray sales of Strong World film in Japan during August 23–29 week of 2010 – ¥2.16 billion[192] ($27.06 million)
    • DVD & Blu-ray sales of film releases in the United States since 2012 – $2.2 million[193][194][195]
    • Home entertainment media sales in Japan between 2013 and June 2018 – ¥34,316,124,528 ($324,449,745)
      • 2013 – ¥11,061.3 million[196] ($113.33 million)
      • 2015–2016 – ¥13,847,321,193[197][198] ($127,281,479)
      • 2017 – ¥6,824,804,717[199] ($60,843,405)
      • January–June 2018 – ¥2,582,698,618[200] ($23,024,861)
  48. ^ Gundam retail sales:
    • Retail sales (toys, home video, comics, novels) up until March 2000 – $5 billion[201]
    • Bandai's Gundam merchandise sales from April 2000 to March 2002 – ¥58.2 billion ($729.41 million)
      • April 2000 to March 2001 – ¥24.7 billion[202]
      • April 2001 to March 2002 – ¥33.5 billion[203]
    • Gundam merchandise sales during 2003–2007 – ¥252.6 billion ($3.17 billion)
      • 2003 – ¥58 billion[204]
      • 2004 – ¥42.8 billion[205]
      • 2005 – ¥42.8 billion[205]
      • 2006 – ¥54.5 billion[205]
      • 2007 – ¥54.5 billion[206]
    • Video game sales in Japan during 2000–2007 – $691 million[9]
    • Gundam SEED (2002) and Gundam SEED Destiny (2004) DVD sales – 3.7 million units, ¥3,990¥14,763 million[207] ($185.02 million)
    • Bandai Namco's Gundam net retail sales from April 2008 to June 2018 – $6,330.45 million
      • April 2008 to March 2011 – $1,481.2 million[179]
      • April 2011 to March 2012 – ¥44.7 billion[182] ($560.22 million)
      • April 2012 to March 2013 – ¥65.2 billion ($668.03 million)[182]
      • April 2013 to March 2014 – ¥80.2 billion ($757 million)[97]
      • April 2014 to March 2016 – ¥155.3 billion ($1.43 billion)[97][98]
      • April 2016 to June 2018 – ¥160.8 billion ($1,434 million)[98][99][100]
    • Super Gundam Royale mobile game revenue in Japan during July 2018 – $2 million[9]
  49. ^ Gundam home entertainment media (video, music, novels, manga)[197] sales since 2002:
    • Gundam SEED (2002) and Gundam SEED Destiny (2004) DVD sales – 3.7 million units, ¥3,990¥14,763 million[207] ($185.02 million)
    • DVD and Blu-ray sales in Japan during 2007–2012 – ¥11,294.3 million[156] ($142 million)
    • Japan sales in 2013 – ¥1,749.1 million[196] ($17 million)
    • DVD and Blu-ray sales in Japan during 2014 – ¥785.5 million[156] ($7.41 million)
    • Japan sales between 2015 and June 2018 – ¥13,780,386,308 ($125,382,234)
      • 2015–2016 – ¥9,140,616,021[197][198] ($84,018,498)
      • 2017 – ¥3,112,180,179[199] ($27,745,210)
      • January–June 2018 – ¥1,527,590,108[200] ($13,618,526)
    • Gundam Thunderbolt (2017) DVD and Blu-ray sales in the United States – $124,053[208]
    • Gundam Build Fighters Special Disc (2018) DVD and Blu-ray sales in Japan – ¥29,100,000[156] ($259,428)
  50. ^ Transformers retail sales:
    • 1984–1992 – $1 billion toy sales (United States)[210]
    • 2007–2017 – $10 billion retail sales[211]
  51. ^ Home entertainment sales from 2007 to 2014
  52. ^ Arcade and software revenue up until 2016
  53. ^ Buckner & Garcia's Pac-Man Fever album and "Pac-Man Fever" single – $32 million[215]
  54. ^ $5.6 billion up until 2003.[45] $35 million DVD and Blu-ray sales since 2007.[216] $1.09 billion merchandise sales in 2011.[28] $929 million merchandise sales in 2012.[29] $2.74 billion merchandise sales in 2015.[32] $2.791 billion merchandise sales in 2016. $1.649 billion merchandise sales in 2017.[34]
  55. ^ Fields Corporation sold 2.317 million Evangelion pachinko and pachislot machines,[218] at an average unit price of $5,000,[145] grossing approximately $11.585 billion.
  56. ^ ¥150 billion up until 2007[219] ($1.88 billion).
  57. ^ Evangelion home entertainment sales:
    • Video sales up until 1997 – $800 million[220]
    • DVD and Blu-ray sales in the United States between March 2011 and June 2018 – $11 million[221]
    • 2013 home entertainment media sales in Japan – ¥3,968.5 million[196] ($37.46 million)
  58. ^ Evangelion manga volumes sold 23 million tankōbon copies,[223] at ¥626 price,[224] grossing approximately ¥14,398 million ($180.45 million).
  59. ^ 367,316 software sales for PlayStation 2 in Japan grossed ¥2,400,210,306[225] ($30,081,593).
  60. ^ Formerly Gainax.
  61. ^ $10 billion up until 2011.[229] $931 million in 2012.[29] $944 million in 2015. $588 million in 2016.[32]
  62. ^ Cars series grossed $1.408 billion.[230] Planes series grossed $390 million.[231][232]
  63. ^ $13 billion retail sales up until 2014.[234] $933 million in 2015. $915 million in 2016.[235]
  64. ^ Home Entertainment Sales up until 2005
  65. ^ $1 billion sales up until 1994.[237] $1.8 billion in 1997.[238] $3 billion in 2003.[239] $242 million Unites States sales in 2011.[240] $1,275.3 million sales in 2012.[241] $3 billion in 2013.[242] $1,934.5 million during 2014–2015.[243] $1 billion in 2016.[244] $954.9 million in 2017.[241]
  66. ^ 27 million DVD sales up until March 2006,[245] at average $19.98 price,[246] grossed approximately $539.46 million. Barbie Fairytopia: Mermaidia DVD grossed $8,431,486 in the United States after April 2006.[247] Later films grossed $30,618,137 on DVD and Blu-ray in the United States.[248]
  67. ^ Anpanman retail sales:
    • Up until 2010 – ¥1.1 trillion[249] ($13,786 million)
    • 2011–2012 – ¥300 billion[250] ($376 million)
    • 2013 – ¥150 billion[250] ($154 million)
  68. ^ ¥2 billion[251] ($25.07 million).
  69. ^ $5.5 billion up until 2014.[252] $2.635 billion licensed merchandise sales in 2015.[32] $4 billion retail sales in 2016.[253] $2.133 billion licensed merchandise sales in 2017.[34]
  70. ^ Arcade and software revenue up until 2016
  71. ^ "Space Invaders" (Player One) – 100,000 units in Australia,[255] grossed approximately $522,000.[256]
  72. ^ Sales up until 1998
  73. ^ As of May 2017
  74. ^ Retail sales up until 2015
  75. ^ $16 million Japan box office gross for Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie (1994).[266] $99,423,521 worldwide box office gross for Street Fighter (1994).[267] $12,764,201 worldwide box office gross for Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li (2009).[268]
  76. ^ $11,240,000 Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie video sales.[269][270][266] $5,903,599 Legend of Chun-Li DVD sales.[271]
  77. ^ Street Fighter (1994) soundtrack – 500,000 sales in the US,[272] average $14.48 price[273]
  78. ^ $5 billion merchandise sales up until 2014.[274] $1.573 billion licensed merchandise sales in 2015.[32] $1.598 billion in 2016. $1.404 billion in 2017.[34]
  79. ^ $30 million pre-Broadway gross revenue.[277] $45 million Broadway gross revenue.[278]
  80. ^ Video disc sales of Final Fantasy films:
  81. ^ Ultimania series sold 10 million books,[283] at average ¥1,700 price,[284] grossing approximately ¥17,000 million ($213.06 million).
  82. ^ Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within grossed $85,131,830 worldwide.[286] Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV grossed $6,585,787 worldwide, including $4.2 million in China,[287] $907,524 in Japan, $269,980 in the United States,[288] and $1,208,283 in other territories.[288][282]
  83. ^ Dragon Quest manga volume sales:
  84. ^ Power Rangers / Super Sentai retail sales:
    • Power Rangers licensed toy merchandise sales during 1993–2001 – $6 billion wholesale revenue[296]
    • Bandai Namco's Super Sentai / Power Rangers merchandise sales from April 2005 to March 2012 – ¥123.3 billion[297][298][299][300][182] ($1.55 billion)
    • Bandai Namco's Super Sentai / Power Rangers merchandise and video game sales from April 2012 to June 2018 – $1.224 billion
      • April 2012 to March 2013 – ¥20.8 billion[182] ($213.11 million)
      • April 2013 to March 2014 – ¥25.3 billion[97] ($239 million)
      • April 2014 to March 2016 – ¥42.3 billion[301] ($389 million)
      • April 2016 to March 2018 – ¥40.4 billion[99] ($360.17 million)
      • April 2018 to June 2018 – ¥2.6 billion[100] ($23.18 million)
    • Power Rangers third-party licensed merchandise sales between 2012 and 2017 – $1.44 billion
      • 2012 – $201 million (United States)[29]
      • 2015 – $330 million[32]
      • 2016 – $361 million[34]
      • 2017 – $548 million[34]
    • Power Rangers (2017) film DVD & Blu-ray sales – $15 million[302]
  85. ^ $173 million Hearthstone revenue in 2014.[304] $9.23 billion World of Warcraft revenue up until 2016.[254] $394.6 million Hearthstone revenue in 2016.[305] $217 million Hearthstone revenue in 2017.[306]
  86. ^ Sales revenue of Weekly Shōnen Sunday issues serializing Detective Conan manga from January 1994 to March 2018 – ¥932,525,885,460 ($8,313,505,264)[308]
  87. ^ Detective Conan manga sold 200 million tankōbon volumes,[148] at ¥463 price,[309] grossing approximately ¥92,600 million ($1,161 million).
  88. ^ Home entertainment media sales of ¥1,574.9 million ($15 million) in 2013,[196] ¥8,348,479,136 ($77 million) during 2015–2017,[197][198][199] and ¥1,798,001,848 ($16,029,258) during January–June 2018.[199]
  89. ^ $6 billion merchandise sales up until 1994.[310] $1.021 billion licensed merchandise sales in 2015.[32] $1.093 billion in 2016. $823 million in 2017.[34]
  90. ^ As of July 2016
  91. ^ $3.5 billion retail sales up until 1998.[316] $149 million licensed merchandise sales in 2015. $159 million licensed merchandise sales in 2016.[32]
  92. ^ Ultraman merchandise sales:
    • $7.4 billion merchandise sales up until 1987[319]
    • Bandai Namco's Ultraman merchandise sales from April 2005 to March 2018 – ¥46.6 billion ($513 million)
      • April 2005 to March 2012 – ¥25.2 billion ($316 million)[297][298][299][300][182]
      • April 2012 to March 2013 – ¥2 billion ($20.49 million)[182]
      • April 2013 to March 2014 – ¥3.2 billion ($30.2 million)[97]
      • April 2014 to March 2016 – ¥5.9 billion ($54.23 million)[97][98]
      • April 2016 to March 2018 – ¥10.3 billion ($92 million)[98][99]
  93. ^ Naruto manga volume sales:
    • Naruto$1,443.4 million
      • Japan – 140 million tankōbon sales,[320] at ¥390 price,[321] grossed approximately ¥54,600 million ($684.3 million).
      • Overseas – 95 million sales,[320] at average $7.99 price,[322] grossed approximately $759.1 million.
    • Boruto: Naruto Next Generations – More than 1 million tankōbon sales,[323] at ¥400 price,[324] grossed approximately ¥400 million ($4 million).
  94. ^ Naruto video game sales:
    • Naruto series – $412.2 million
      • 2003–2004 retail sales in Japan – 1,962,504 units, average ¥6,560 price – ¥12,874,222,540[325] ($161,351,329)
      • Bandai Namco's Naruto net sales from April 2005 to March 2006 – ¥3.4 billion ($43 million)[297]
      • 2007–2009 retail sales in Japan – 367,786 units, average ¥6,040 price – ¥2,221,390,063[325] ($27,840,457)
      • Bandai Namco's Naruto net sales from April 2016 to March 2018 – ¥20.2 billion ($180 million)[98][99]
    • Shōnen Jump video game appearances – $119.3 million[9]
  95. ^ Naruto anime home entertainment media sales:
    • DVD and Blu-ray sales in Japan – ¥1,177,143,975 ($15 million)
      • Naruto – 92,477 volumes,[128] at average ¥4,095 price,[326] grossed approximately ¥378,693,315 ($4,746,125).
      • Naruto: Shippuden – 171,948 volumes,[128] at ¥4,515 price,[327] grossed approximately ¥776,345,220 ($9,729,856).
      • Boruto: Naruto Next Generations – 1,462 volumes,[128] at ¥15,120 price,[328] grossed approximately ¥22,105,440 ($197,071).
    • Home entertainment media sales in Japan during 2013 and 2015 – ¥6,863,456,469 ($74 million)
      • 2013 – ¥2,909,800,000[196] ($36,468,229)
      • 2015 – ¥3,953,656,469[197] ($37,318,086)
    • DVD and Blu-ray sales of Naruto films in the United States since 2015 – $4 million
  96. ^ $545 million up until 2004.[334] $133 million since 2015.[332]
  97. ^ X-Men comic sales – 270 million copies[89]
    • 5,966,196 X-Men 2099 copies grossed $9,642,182.[336]
    • Remaining 264,033,804 copies, at average $1.73 price,[336] grossed approximately $456,778,481.
  98. ^ Sonic the Hedgehog comic sales – 1,945,000 sales, $3.99 average price[338]$7,760,550
  99. ^ $1.264 billion in 2015. $1.322 billion in 2016.[32]
  100. ^ Superman box office:
  101. ^ $277 million merchandise sales in 2013.[66] $725 million licensed merchandise sales in 2015.[32] $812 million in 2016. $722 million in 2017.[34]
  102. ^ Superman comic sales – 600 million copies[89]
    • 47,696,820 copies grossed $25,115,542.[344]
    • Remaining 552,303,180 copies, at average $0.75 price,[344] grossed approximately $414,227,385.
  103. ^ Superman television revenue:
  104. ^ Superman DVD and Blu-ray sales:
    • Superman films – $189 million[347]
    • Justice League$47 million[348]
  105. ^ Superman VHS sales and rentals:
  106. ^ Action Comics sold $34,752,239 during 1960–1989. Action Comics #687 sold $750,000 in 1993.[352] Action Comics #1 sold $8,868,852 in auctions during 2010–2018.[353]
  107. ^ Merchandise retail sales up until 2011.
  108. ^ Hulk films grossed $1.361 billion.[357] The Avengers films grossed $4.962 billion.[358]
  109. ^ Hulk films grossed $138 million.[357] The Avengers films grossed $317 million.[359]
  110. ^ Sailor Moon franchise revenue:
    • Up until June 2012 – ¥500 billion[360] ($6.27 billion)
    • Toei Animation's Sailor Moon earnings between April 2013 and March 2018 – $22.1 million
      • April 2013 to March 2014 – ¥277 million ($3 million)[135]
      • April 2014 to March 2016 – ¥1.287 billion ($12 million)[136]
      • April 2016 to March 2018 – ¥796 million ($7.1 million)[137][138]
  111. ^ Merchandise retail sales up until 2012.
  112. ^ Sailor Moon anime's home entertainment media revenue:
    • VHS sales in Japan – 20 volumes sold 6,000,000 units up until 1995,[362] at ¥6,890 price,[363][364] grossing approximately ¥41,340 million ($518 million).
    • Sailor Stars DVD sales in Japan – ¥94,653,360 ($1.19 million) – 6 volumes, 1,623 sales per volume,[118] ¥9,720 price[365][366]
    • Sailor Moon Crystal DVD and Blu-ray sales in Japan – ¥295.4 million[156] ($3 million)
    • Toei Animation's Sailor Moon earnings (overseas sales/licensing and domestic licensing) between April 2009 and March 2018 – $24.1 million
      • April 2009 to March 2012 – ¥154 million ($2 million)[133]
      • April 2013 to March 2014 – ¥277 million ($3 million)[135]
      • April 2014 to March 2016 – ¥1.287 billion ($12 million)[136]
      • April 2016 to March 2018 – ¥796 million ($7.1 million)[137][138]
  113. ^ Sailor Moon video game sales up until 1995 – 10 releases with 200,000–300,000 sales each,[362] grossing approximately ¥16,718.4 million ($210 million).
  114. ^ Sailor Moon manga sold 35 million tankōbon volumes,[361] at ¥400 price,[371] grossing approximately ¥14,000 million ($175.46 million).
  115. ^ As of September 2016
  116. ^ As of April 2016
  117. ^ $624,750,000 Aladdin VHS sales in the United States.[378][379] $300 million Return of Jafar VHS sales worldwide.[380] $257,397,000 Aladdin and the King of Thieves VHS sales in the United States.[55][381]
  118. ^ The Thief of Bagdad grossed over $1 million.[382] Aladdin grossed $504.1 million.[383] Aladin grossed 108.95 million (US$1.6 million).[384]
  119. ^ Aladdin, during first month on DVD, grossed $85 million.[388][389] Aladdin grossed $36 million in Blu-ray sales.[390] Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic grossed ¥714 million ($9 million) from DVD and Blu-ray sales in Japan.[156]
  120. ^ Aladdin (1992) soundtrack – 3.35 million sales,[391] average $13.98 price[392]
  121. ^ First two films grossed $1.6 billion.[397] Later films grossed $322 million.[396]
  122. ^ Resident Evil films at box office:
  123. ^ Resident Evil films on home video:
    • Resident Evil: Degeneration$76.4 million[401]
    • Other films – $91.1 million[398]
  124. ^ As of June 2000
  125. ^ ¥19.4 billion ($161 million) during July–September 2014.[406] ¥30 billion ($283 million) during October–December 2014.[407] ¥40 billion ($333.8 million) during January–March 2015.[408] ¥135 billion ($1.224 billion) during April–December 2015.[409] $1.3 billion in 2016.[410] $1.3 billion in 2017.[306]
  126. ^ Sales up until 2015
  127. ^ Beyblade: Fierce Battle grossed $3,216,050.[416] Beyblade: Sol Blaze, the Scorching Hot Invader grossed $5,737,369.[417]
  128. ^ $1.74 billion in 2015. $1.83 billion in 2016.[418]
  129. ^ Kumamon retail sales:
    • 2011–2012 – $1.2 billion[420]
    • 2013–2014 – ¥124.4 billion[421] ($1,174 million)
    • 2015 – ¥100.7 billion[422] ($926 million)
    • 2016 – $1.16 billion[423]
  130. ^ Appeared in Yo-kai Watch: The Movie, which grossed $65 million in Japan.[424]
  131. ^ $66,493,039 in 2012.[428] $36,519,093 in 2013.[429] $40,928,716 in 2014.[430] $34,173,270 in 2015.[431] $61,666,926 in 2016.[432] $26,215,537 in 2017.[433] $6,825,025 during January–June 2018.[434]
  132. ^ TV revenue up until 2017
  133. ^ As of November 2011
  134. ^ $425 million Beauty and the Beast (1991) box office gross.[439] $1.264 billion Beauty and the Beast (2017) box office gross.[440]
  135. ^ $219.8 million Beauty and the Beast (1991) DVD and Blu-ray sales in the United States.[441] $85.9 million Beauty and the Beast (2017) DVD and Blu-ray sales in the United States.[442]
  136. ^ $1 billion Sesame Street toy sales in 1997.[443] $515 million merchandise sales in 2011.[28] $792 million in 2015.[32] $775 million in 2016. $724 million in 2017.[34]
  137. ^ $1.5 billion up until 2001.[446] $1 billion in 2014.[447]
  138. ^ More than $1 billion in the 1990s.[448] $166,232,281 during 2001–2002.[85]
  139. ^ $250 million Unites States sales in 2011.[240] $590 million sales in 2012.[29] $1.065 billion in 2015. $1.277 billion in 2016.[32]
  140. ^ The Lego Movie merchandise grossed up to 3.3 billion kr ($588 million) in 2014.[451] Lego Ninjago Movie merchandise grossed up to 12.6 billion kr ($1,872 million) in 2017.[452]
  141. ^ Magic: The Gathering card sales:
    • 1993–1997 – $298 million (2 billion cards,[455] $8.95 per 60-card pack)[456]
    • 2008–2016 – $3.2 billion (20 billion cards,[457] $12 per 75-card pack)[456]
  142. ^ As of January 2017
  143. ^ $471 million licensed merchandise sales in 2015. $392 million licensed merchandise sales in 2016.[32]
  144. ^ $1 million merchandise sales up until 2012.[459] $549 million in 2015. $700 million in 2016.[32]
  145. ^ $110 million merchandise sales in 2012.[29] $650 million retail sales in 2013.[462] $1 billion in 2014.[463] $1.2 billion in 2015.[464] $456 million merchandise sales in 2016.[32]
  146. ^ Doraemon merchandise sales:
    • 2000 & 2003 – ¥80 billion[467] ($1,003 million)
    • 2015 – $557 million (licensed merchandise)[235]
    • 2016 – $551 million (licensed merchandise)[235]
  147. ^ At least 2.85 million Link Amiibo sales up until February 2015,[471] $12.99 retail price.[472]
  148. ^ More than 3 million copies,[473] at ¥486 retail price,[474] grossed approximately ¥1,458 million ($18.27 million).
  149. ^ As of February 2010
  150. ^ As of February 2016
  151. ^ Retail sales up until 2004.
  152. ^ Tamagotchi digital pet sales – 82 million units up until September 2017, about ¥2,916 price[489]
    • Up until March 2012 – 78 million units[490]¥227,448 million ($2,851 million)
    • Between April 2013 and September 2017 – 4 million units – ¥11,664 million ($104 million)
  153. ^ $1 billion retail sales up until 2004.[492][493] $496 million licensed merchandise sales in 2015.[32] $501 million in 2016. $353 million in 2017.[34]
  154. ^ $2 billion merchandise and licensing retail sales up until 2014.[495][496][497] ¥32.9 billion ($302.41 million) Bandai Namco's Yo-kai Watch merchandise sales from April 2015 to March 2016.[98] ¥13.6 billion ($121.24 million) Bandai Namco's Yo-kai Watch merchandise sales from April 2016 to December 2017.[98][498]
  155. ^ ¥4,342,400,408 ($39 million) home entertainment media (Blu-ray, DVD, music, manga) sales in Japan during 2015.[197]
  156. ^ Software sales up until 2013.
  157. ^ Retail sales up until 2002
  158. ^ Retail sales up until 2014.
  159. ^ Retail sales up until 2010.
  160. ^ The Jungle Book (1967) grossed $378 million.[505] The Jungle Book (1994) grossed $44,342,956.[506] The Jungle Book 2 grossed $140,122,225.[507] The Jungle Book (2016) grossed $966,550,600.[508]
  161. ^ 24.3 million sales (9.5 million in the US,[509] 14.8 million overseas),[510] $24.99 price[511]$607.3 million.
  162. ^ The Jungle Book (1967) grossed $$303.5 million (DVD and Blu-ray) in the United States.[512] The Jungle Book 2 grossed $1.83 million (DVD) in the United States (in 2008).[507] The Jungle Book (2016) grossed $46 million (DVD and Blu-ray) in the United States.[513]
  163. ^ 5.7 million Amiibo sales for Super Smash Bros. (Nintendo 3DS and Wii U) up until February 2015, $12.99 retail price.[472]
  164. ^ Fate/stay night home entertainment media sales (Blu-ray, DVD, music, novels, manga volumes)[197] in Japan:
    • Fate/stay night (2006) DVD sales – 1 million units,[515] ¥6,685 price[516][517]¥6.685 billion ($84 million)
    • Fate/Zero (2011–2012) DVD & Blu-ray sales – ¥3,562.5 million[156] ($45 million)
    • Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya (2013) DVD & Blu-ray sales – ¥266.2 million[156] ($3 million)
    • DVD & Blu-ray sales in 2014 – ¥1,738.8 million[156] ($16.41 million)
    • Home entertainment media sales in 2015 – ¥4,018,662,349[197] ($33,200,006)
    • DVD & Blu-ray sales in 2016 – ¥145.7 million[156] ($1.34 million)
    • Home entertainment media sales in 2017 – ¥3,160,089,662[199] ($28,172,325)
    • Home entertainment media sales during January–June 2018 – ¥2,583,316,115[199] ($23,030,366)
  165. ^ Sales revenue of Monthly Shōnen Ace issues serializing Fate/stay night from February 2006 and December 2012 – ¥2,992,820,618 ($37,508,718)[518]
  166. ^ Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works grossed $3,205,829 worldwide, including ¥280 million ($3.2 million) in Japan[519] and $5,829 in Taiwan.[520] Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya: Oath Under Snow grossed ¥123,304,700 ($1.1 million) in Japan.[411] Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel grossed $14,156,217 worldwide, including ¥1.5 billion ($13.7 million) in Japan[521] and $456,217 overseas.[522]
  167. ^ The Return of Godzilla (1984) generated $230 million merchandise sales.[524] Godzilla (1998) generated $400 million merchandise sales.[525] In Japan, Godzilla merchandise sold ¥7 billion ($64.34 million) in 2016,[526] and ¥15 billion ($134 million) in 2017.[527]
  168. ^ Godzilla DVD and Blu-ray sales:
    • Godzilla (1998) DVD sales in the US – 400,000 units, $24.95 price[528]$10 million
    • DVD and Blu-ray sales in the US since 2014 – $43 million[529]
    • Shin Godzilla (2016) DVD sales in Japan – 520,000 units,[530] ¥4,104 price[531]¥2,134,080,000 ($20 million)
  169. ^ Godzilla: The Album (1998) – 2.5 million sales,[532] $17.98 price[533]
  170. ^ ¥100 billion[536] ($1,253.29 million).
  171. ^ Digital Monster virtual pet sales:
    • By 2005, Bandai sold more than 24 million units, at about ¥1,260 price,[537] grossing approximately ¥30,240 million ($379 million).
    • Bandai Namco's Digimon toy sales from April 2005 to March 2007 – ¥3.6 billion ($45.12 million)[297][298]
  172. ^ Sales revenue of V Jump issues serializing Digimon manga series:[95]
    • November 1998 to March 2012 – 22,055,333 copies, ¥550 price – ¥12,130,433,150 ($152,029,492)
    • Digimon World Re:Digitize from April 2013 to March 2018 – ¥7,895,251,650 ($73,442,086)
  173. ^ Digimon console game retail sales in Japan – $90,467,983
      • 2000–2002 releases – 216,890 units, average ¥4,430 price – ¥960,751,800[539] ($12,041,005)
      • 2006–2012 releases – 797,387 units, average ¥5,081 price – ¥4,051,533,280[540] ($50,777,457)
      • 2013–2014 releases – 958,518 units, average ¥5,911 price – ¥952,385,880[540] ($8,989,455)
      • 2014–2016 releases – 258,702 units, average ¥6,637 price – ¥1,717,000,040[540] ($15,782,280)
      • 2017 releases – 51,456 units, average ¥6,273 price – ¥322,801,200[540] ($2,877,786)
  174. ^ Digimon home entertainment media:
    • Digimon anime DVD and Blu-ray re-release sales in Japan – ¥1,182,507,200[541] ($15 million)
    • Toei Animation's Digimon anime earnings (overseas sales/licensing and domestic licensing) from April 2003 to December 2017 – ¥4.324 billion ($44.1 million)
      • April 2003 to March 2012 – ¥2.659 billion ($33.32 million)[191][132][133]
      • April 2012 to March 2013 – ¥399 million ($4.09 million)[134]
      • April 2013 to March 2014 – ¥73 million ($689,038)[135]
      • April 2016 to March 2018 – ¥619 million ($6 million)[137][138]

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    Total as of August 3, 2014: $247,650,477
    Total as of August 31, 2014: $249,036,646
    Total as of July 27, 2014: $21,668,593
    Total as of November 2, 2014: $22,492,845
    Total as of August 17, 2014: $167,333
    Total as of June 8, 2014: £39,090,985
    Total as of November 30, 2014: £40,960,083 ($1 = £0.63866)
    Total as of December 7, 2014: £41,087,765 ($1 = £0.64136)
    Total as of December 14, 2014: £41,170,608 ($1 = £0.636)
    Total as of November 26, 2017: £42,840,559 ($1 = £0.7497)
    Total as of December 3, 2017: £42,976,318 ($1 = £0.742)
    Total as of March 30, 2014: €35,098,170
    Total as of October 18, 2015: €42,526,744
    nb. the exact euro to dollar conversion rate is unknown for earnings since April 2014, but the euro never fell below parity with the dollar during 2014 and 2015 (as can be verified by comparing the exchange rate on the individual date entries at the provided reference) so an approximate conversion rate of €1:$1 is used here to give a lower-bound.
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