Pokémon is the absolute biggest media franchise in the world

Pokémon has been around since 1996 and has always been one of the most recognizable entertainment brands throughout the world. Even though it’s more than 20 years old, its popularity continues to grow at a significant pace. In fact, the Pokémon franchise is now regarded as the highest-grossing media franchise ever with more than $59 billion accumulated in total revenue, placing it far ahead the likes of Star Wars, Harry Potter, Hello Kitty, Mario, Batman and everything else you can think of. To see a full list of the highest-grossing media franchises of all time, click here.

1. Pokémon (1996) $59.1 billion
2. Hello Kitty (1974) $50.3 billion
3. Star Wars (1977) $43.7 billion
4. Mickey Mouse & Friends (1928) $35.7 billion
5. Mario (1981) $27.1 billion
6. Wizarding World / Harry Potter (1997) 26.4 billion
7. Batman (1939) $24.9 billion
8. Spider-Man (1962) $23.4 billion
9. Marvel Cinematic Universe (2008) $23.4 billion
10. Dragon Ball (1984) $21.5 billion

Source: Wikipedia.org

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