The first decade of the 2000s was marked by great box office hits that managed to become quite profitable franchises and most of them still exist today. From these franchises emerged universes, sequels, prequels, trilogies, spin offs and even television series. That is why we want to tell you about 8 franchises that emerged in these years and that you may not have known.
1 X Men (2000)
In July 2000 it hit theaters in USA the first movie of X Men starring Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Halle Berry, among others. Such was his success that she subsequently landed a series of prequel films with a young cast. The franchise reached its peak with the release of X-Men: Days of Future Pastin 2014, as it combined the old cast with the new in a phenomenal way. Furthermore, it is the franchise that gave way to superhero cinema as we know it today.
2 The Lord of the Rings (2001)
In December 2001, the beginning of a great trilogy came to the big screen: The Lord of the rings. She was nominated for thirteen awards Oscarwinning four of them, including best soundtrack and better visual effects. And it is that it quickly became part of pop culture and we cannot deny its influence on subsequent fantasy pieces. His success was such that Prime released a prequel series last year, while this year Warner Bros. Discovery announced new films in the franchise.
3 Harry Potter (2001)
In November 2001 we welcomed you to Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson as Harry, Ron and hermione. harry potter and the Philosopher’s Stonebased on the homonymous book by JK Rowlingbecame the highest-grossing film of that year. Subsequently, the franchise delivered us seven more movies centered on the golden trio and also a spin-off (fantastic animals), which did not fare so well. However, Warner Bros. Discovery has faith in him and has recently announced a reboot television with a new cast.
4 Fast and Furious (2001)
In June 2001 it hit theaters in USA the first film of Fast and furious with Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez and jordan brewster as protagonists. A movie about careers and family that quickly captivated the audience. The franchise has gone to more and more unexpected places and has reached a total of 11 films (with one due out this year and another due in 2024).
5 Pirates of the Caribbean (2003)
In June 2003 we first met Jack Sparrow, Will Turner and Elizabeth Swannwell Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl came to movie theaters. The movie of Disney based on a theme park attraction became a hit thanks to its adventurous story and a talented cast that included Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley. The franchise delivered a total of five films, although a sixth is already being worked on with craig mazin (The Last of Us) as a screenwriter.
6 Transformers (2007)
In July 2007 the transformers they made the leap to the big screen with the director Michael Bay. Shia LaBeouf and Megan fox They were in the main cast. The franchise centers on the war between two robotic factions, the autobots and the decepticons. So far it has 7 films, the last being, Transformers: Rise of the Beastsscheduled for this 2023.
7 Marvel Cinematic Universe (2008)
In April 2008, the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the release of Hombre de Hierro and since then, superhero movies and series have changed the audiovisual landscape. To this day, this universe has 5 Phasesalthough it is already phase 6 underway, which will feature two new Avengers movies.
8 Avatar (2009)
In December 2009, Avatar was released with James Cameron revolutionizing the film industry with its technological innovations. Although this franchise is the one with the fewest productions on the list, it is still important. Avatar It is the highest grossing film in history. And its sequel, Avatar: The Path of Water, is below with the third place. For now, cameron plans three more sequels.