Biggest Cash Cows of All TimeThis is going to be one of my last two lists before I go on a hiatus from making lists.
The Top Ten
Their products are too expensive and the options are limited. At least you can still buy songs on Apple devices unlike Google Play where they abolished the ability to buy music.
Expensive but very advanced technology. ROBLOX is the real cash cow
Yes, with all the IPhones going around. - HowToTrainYourDragonFan1001
Want Proof that they are Cash Cows they sold a Pencil for $100 and people still bought it - christangrant
The first ever anime I ever saw. - HowToTrainYourDragonFan1001
How is this above Apple? - MaxPap
It's the anime that most kids are familiar with, and it has exploded into decades of video games, trading cards, and an anime lasting over 700 episodes. I hope Nintendo is enjoying raking in the dough that this franchise made for them, as well as their other stuff, such as Mario, Zelda, etc. Those are also big cash cows, and they will be added to the list as well.
Yep, they do everything to meet their user's quality standards. That's why they are one of the best franchises in the world. - Neonco31
Did I mention a sequel to the Despicable Me prequel is being made.
I'm not going to lie, these guys are really cute and I did use to have a whole room themed around minions but... why didn't I vote something else *sighs*
Why is Frozen above? No one pays attention to Frozen compared to Minions. They even made a 2 hour long commercial and put it on theaters. At least Frozen isn't a bad movie, but this movie is terrible. Call of duty eh, Apple makes devices, and obviously electronic devices are expensive. And Pokemon is well-known and it's addicting, so Nintendo and Game Freak have to satisfy their users - Ohno
Minions were only ment to be side jokes but then, illumination realized how big of cash cows they are and made an ENTIRE movie based on them. That movie is the 3rd highest grossing animated film now.
I'm sorry, this has to be the most milked to death one on this list. - mattstat716
When the sequel came along, toxic kiddie fans were wearing Elsa costumes to the cinemas every time. If it gets annoying, say "Anna becomes the Queen of Arnadelle" to them if they have not watched it yet. This will piss off Frozen fans.
It's literally everywhere. You can't escape from it. It has everything: toys, books, clothes, jewelry, coloring books, makeup, fruit snacks, and who knows what else. I used to get annoyed whenever I saw a Frozen related item in the store, but now whenever I go to the store, I just accept that a Frozen related item is obviously going to be there and that there is no escaping from this franchise. No wonder it's the highest grossing animated film ever.
Frozen.. My worst enemy... - HowToTrainYourDragonFan1001
This is probably Hasbro's most famous board game. It has many variants, electronic versions, and even a promotion at McDonald's at one point. It's also sold in 101 countries.
Microsoft is enough said.
JK Rowling has already moved on to other things, but this franchise isn't going anywhere. The books are always New York Times bestsellers, the author has become a billionaire due to the series, it has several successful movies, and we also have Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them.
The worst company of all time. Ever since Ralph 2, they really went downhill with the quality of their movies and were only made for money. Onward is the most original Disney movie in YEARS as throughout 2018 and 2019, there were only sequels, pointless adaptions and crappy remakes.
He is not fictional! - Maddox121
This is only 32? - DCfnaf
That one character that is milked to death! (even though he is my favorite Dc Character.) Basically the Meryl Streep of Dc! If you know what I'm saying!
Batman is a major cash cow along with with Superman, Spiderman, etc. Batman has raked in the dough for DC by having countless toys, video games, comics, video games, T.V. shows, and who knows how many films. This franchise may never die and probably won't for the next decade.
Before Shrek, Dreamworks was known for making movies that almost no one remembers and were only made to capitalize on the success of it's competitor, Disney. However, everything changed with Shrek. It received critical acclaim and even won the first Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. Ever since then, Dreamworks has been more popular and the Shrek franchise is extremely popular, with tons of sequels, a spinoff, food chain promotions, and is one of the most revered internet memes ever.
Garfield is probably a bigger cash cow than Peanuts. Garfield has comic strips, tons of merchandise, a movie, and several animated T.V. shows and specials.
New updates suck. The older versions were better. It only deserved to be overrated the first time it became a trend in 2013. When that trend made a comeback in 2019, the game was already getting worse at that point.
The only good part is the game itself (I mostly play PE)
Similar to Frozen, you can't escape from Shopkins. Every time I go into the store, there are Shopkins everything: from clothes to books to makeup to accessories to home, decor, and party, and of course, legions and legions of toys and sporting goods. The list goes on. There's also a web series that was made available on Netflix for streaming, and a direct-to-dvd movie. However, I'm somehow not annoyed by seeing Shopkins merchandise in the store all the time, because I'm okay with Shopkins. However, that is NOT the case with the extremely overrated cashgrab known as Paw Patrol.
Deserves to be overrated since he saved all of gaming.
Mario has a lot of stuff. Mario parties, Mario Karts, they even have Mario cards, and the movie, and the cartoons,and the costumes, and the consoles, and the board games, so yeah,Mario has very good selling.
The whole Nick jr. channel IN GENERAL ACTUALLY!
Barely any Nick Jr show is good nowadays. Even the best Paw Patrol episode is just a terrible as some of the worst Spongebob episodes - Neonco31
This should go higher on the list. I can't even go into the store anymore without seeing a crappy Paw Patrol related item.
Nickelodeon needs to stop overmerchandising this show.
While Cars isn't the biggest Pixar movie out there, it has been very successful in merchandising. From toys to video games and possibly much more, it has made over 10 billion dollars in merchandise sales revenue. - ModernSpongeBobSucks
The Emoji Movie may have been a financial success, making four times its original budget, it was a massive critical failure by many.
I swear, if they sell as much merchandise as Frozen's for the emoji movie. - Ohno
Can they make one good movie anymore?
Rough Night and Spiderman: Homecoming might be good or bad! But Sony isn't going anywhere with the Emoji movie!
Maybe for the fourth and the television series that are coming out.
"The BBC has Doctor Who over in its home country, the UK, as well. Let's see... an original Long Runner series (including a T.V. Movie) with an equally massive Doctor Who Expanded Universe and two non-canon movies. And since the 2005 revival with the new series, the Expanded Universe expanded even more (with material for both the classic and new series), bringing along two successful spin-off series of their own ( Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures). And the merchandising, of course."-T.V. Tropes
They made 5 movies and Disney is already making a T.V. show.
1 and 3 are good, 2 Is ok but overrated, The rest are crap - VideoGamefan5
It's the Dora of Disney Sitcoms. - Jay12
It is also a ripoff of Kim possible. - Trollsfan536
After Hannah Montana ended, Jessie was basically like Disney Channel's "TTG". But now that's over, so now the only cash cow for their channel is Descendants, which I see merch for it EVERYWHERE.
Michael Jackson was always mass-marketed. He had a T.V. special, clothing, a cartoon show, music videos, tons and tons of merchandise, the best-selling album ever, Pepsi commercials, and his sales skyrocketed after his death. There are also two Cirque du Soleil shows based around his work.
Got 8 mainline movies and a spinoff movie and now there there will be a ninth movie and a Netflix T.V. show since they bought the Fast and Furious license or outright own it now.
There's Too Much Movies, - VideoGamefan5
Her last album sold over a million copies - christangrant
Miffy is one of my childhood books by Dutch legend Dick Bruna. RIP. This stupid awful Japanese franchise completely ruined Miffy and got more famous. Screw you guys. - 445956
There will be a fourth movie which is unneeded. It already got 3 movies, 3 games and a show. One of the games is based off the original movie, another based off the third movie and the last one based off the show.
The Cash Train For It Is Too Much, I Just Want This Franchise To Stop, I Liked It But It Went Downhill In 2015, Nexo Knights Better Not Be Selled-Out, - VideoGamefan5