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What Are The Most Successful Films From Your Favorite Trilogies?

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As it happens every summer, the blockbuster season is filled with film franchises returning to theaters with a new installment. While some franchises testing the waters with sequels — 21 Jump Street and How to Train Your Dragon both released follow ups in June — The Expendables is stepping into trilogy territory. Later this summer, the film will debut its threequel in theaters. But the question is, will it push forward with a fourth (Transformers) or seventh (Fast and Furious), or just stick with three?

The famed trilogy has worked out for a number of franchises, from the planned (Star Wars) to the “let’s just do it for fun” (Ocean’s). But how successful were all three films? While fans covet all three Star Wars films, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi both made over $100 million less than A New Hope at the box office. However it’s not the case for every franchise. We examined some of movie’s most beloved trilogies to figure out what was the peak installment.

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The Top 5 Batman 3 Rumors

With The Dark Knight still in the Top 5 after making over $500 million dollars, it’s no surprise that everyone wants to give the scoop on what Warner Bros. has planned for the sequel. Here’s thing: nobody has a friggin’ clue who’s going to be in The Caped Crusader, or even if it’s even named The Caped Crusader. Here are five of Scandalist‘s favorite claims about the movie so far.

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Citizen Scandal: Joker Steals Dark Knight Posters

The Joker’s true identity has been revealed! The mysterious villain that recently plagued Gotham City is none other than 20-year-old Spencer Taylor, who was apprehended in full regalia while attempting to steal Dark Knight posters and promotional materials from a movie theater in Three Rivers, Michigan. The diabolical villain was subdued by theater employees and handed over to local police. Hopefully the authorities, who are charging Taylor with felony larceny and malicious destruction of property, realize that keeping the criminal mastermind detained will be very, very difficult.