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Published on December 13th, 2022 | by Dr. Jerry Doby


Marvel Crowned Most Award-Winning Film Franchise, New Study Reveals

With The Avengers film series having received numerous awards, this begs the question – how many awards has the film franchise won, and how does its performance compare to that of other franchises?

A new study by Betway reveals just this. Utilizing data from IMDB, the team has revealed that Marvel is in fact the most award-winning film franchise, scoring full marks with 10 out of 10.

The series of films has received 555 awards in total, with the 2018 film Black Panther winning a BAFTA for ‘Best Special Visual Effects’ in 2019 and Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) winning an Oscar for ‘Best Makeup and Hairstyling’ in 2015.

Middle Earth (Lord of The Rings) follows closely behind in second, with a total number of awards score of 9.5 out of 10.

The six-film franchise (including The Hobbit trilogy) has won 494 awards including the BAFTA Award ‘Best Film’ for (2001 film) The Fellowship of the Ring in 2002, an OSCAR for ‘Best Visual Effects’ in Two Towers in 2002 and the third film The Return of the King (2003) taking home eleven Academy Awards.

The Hobbit trilogy: An Unexpected Journey (2012),The Desolation of Smaug (2013), The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) has also won an impressive total of 43 awards. 

From Jedi academy to Academy Awards, the Star Wars empire climbs the ranks to third place with an impressive total awards score of 8.9 out of 10.

See how other franchises rank below…

The film franchises with the most awards

  1. Marvel – 10.0/10
  2. Middle Earth (Lord of The Rings) – 9.5/10
  3. Star Wars – 8.9/10
  4. Batman – 8.4/10
  5. Spider-Man – 7.9/10
  6. James Bond – 7.4/10
  7. Wizarding World (Harry Potter) – 6.8/10 
  8. X-Men – 6.3/10
  9. DC Extended Universe – 5.8/10
  10. Pirates of The Caribbean – 5.3/10

As part of their study, the team at Betway has also discovered: 

  • The most successful film franchises
  • The highest-grossing film franchises
  • The highest-rated franchises
  • The franchises with the most returning cast members
  • The most searched-for franchises

The team at Betway produced the index of the most successful film franchises of all time by looking at the following factors:

  • The highest-grossing film franchises: using Box Office Mojo
  • The highest-rated film franchises: using IMDb data
  • The franchises that have won the most awards: using IMDb data
  • The franchises that have the most returning cast members: using IMDb data
  • The most searched-for franchises: using ahrefs data

About the Author

Editor-in-Chief of The Hype Magazine, Media and SEO Consultant, Journalist, Ph.D. and retired combat vet. 2023 recipient of The President's Lifetime Achievement Award. Partner at THM Media Group. Member of the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture, the United States Press Agency and ForbesBLK.

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