Did you grow up watching Pokémon or collecting Pokémon cards? It’s the highest-grossing media franchise ever, raking in approximately $92.121 Billion since it hit the scene way back in 1996. Today, there’s even the Pokémon Go community, which is thriving with over five million players, and in 2018 alone the game made an estimated $795 million!
This infographic takes a look at the 25 highest-grossing media franchises ever. Behind Pokémon to round out the top five are Hello Kitty ($80.026 Billion), Winnie the Pooh ($75.034 Billion), Mickey Mouse ($70.587 Billion), and Star Wars ($65.631 Billion). The infographic takes many factors into account, including video games, trading cards, home entertainment, merchandise, TV revenue, and much more. Also featured on this is the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which has grossed over $29 billion including box office, merchandise, home entertainment, and comic volume revenue.
Where did your favorite franchises land on this extensive list?