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

  • 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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"A Nightmare on Elm Street"
The horror franchise offered up nine films from 1984 to 2010 and introduced the world to Freddy Krueger, the villain who famously used his knife-tipped glove to kill his enemies in their dreams.