Toho, Warner Bros.
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.
United Artists, MGM/Columbia Pictures
007 became one of the most famous spy agents in the world thanks to the success of the James Bond franchise. The first movie, Dr. No, was released in 1962, and the series -- with a total of 23 films -- has continued its reign as one of the most popular franchises of all times through to the most recent installment, 2012's "Skyfall."
Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros. (New Line Cinema)
"Friday the 13th"
Maniacal serial killer Jason killed 167 people throughout 12 films, from 1980 to 2009. The 2009 remake was released on Friday, February 13, adding to the creepiness and mystery of the series.
The sci-fi thriller has transcended generations, maintaining its popularity from the first film in 1979, "Star Trek: The Motion Picture." The 12th and most recent film was 2013's "Star Trek Into Darkness."
Associated Film Distribution, Buena Vista
The Muppets have been gracing the big screen since "The Muppet Movie" premiered in 1979. Since then, there have been 11 more films. The most recent, "Muppets Most Wanted," featured an all-star comedic cast including Tina Fey, Ricky Gervais and Ty Burrell.
United Artists, Sony
French detective Inspector Jacques Clouseau is the center of this comedic franchise, which consists of 11 films from 1963 to 2009. The role was portrayed by Peter Sellers for much of the series, until Steve Martin took over for the last two films.
Fifteen years after being committed to a sanitarium as a child for the murder of his sister, Michael escapes and seeks revenge on his hometown on Halloween. The 1978 horror film became so successful that it paved the way for nine more films in the series.
New Line, Warner Bros. (New Line)
"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.