‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ Debuts: 8 Even Longer Film Franchises (Photos)

  • Godzilla Franchise Toho, Warner Bros.
  • United Artists, MGM/Columbia Pictures
  • Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros. (New Line Cinema)
  • Paramount Pictures
  • Associated Film Distribution, Buena Vista
  • United Artists, Sony
  • Compass, Weinstein/Dimension
  • New Line, Warner Bros. (New Line)

When “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” releases July 11, it will become the 8th film in the “Planet of the Apes” series. Here are eight other movie franchises that have lasted even longer

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This series is one of the longest-running franchises in movie history, with 33 films since the original in 1954. The most recent film was released in 2014, the 60-year anniversary of the franchise.