Most successful movie franchises

POSTED: 11:26 AM PST November 13, 2012    UPDATED: 5:58 AM PST December 9, 2013 
The Hobbit Desolation of Smog

As the latest in the "The Hobbit" franchise -- "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" -- opens in theaters this week, take a look back at some of the most successful franchises in movie history.