Captain Craig wrote:
But what is the rule? Here's a list of the longest-running film franchises.
I don't really see a consistent rule there; some have had long gaps prior to being rebooted or continued, while others have just kept going at fairly regular intervals, while others haven't had reboots at all.
Rocky should clearly be in the 6 column, why no love for The Italian Stallion on that list?!
Also conspicuously missing: The Hammer Frankenstein films (7 films), the Hammer Dracula films (9 films), and the Universal Frankenstein films (8 films).
And where the heck is Godzilla? (Who can probably give Bond a run for his money!)