The Munnabhai series has been voted the biggest franchise with a value of Rs. 500 crore, says a survey conducted by Ormax Media and Research Company.
The Munna Bhai franchise raced ahead leaving behind "Dabangg" and "Golmaal", among others, with 69 percent votes. Other movies got below 65 percent votes, said a statement.
The two films in the franchise - Munnabhai MBBS and Lage Raho Munna Bhai - were directed by Rajkumar Hirani under the Vidhu Vinod Chopra Films Pvt Ltd. banner. While the first movie was on the education system and the society, the second film focused on common man's problems.
The third film in the Munna Bhai franchise is titled "Munna Bhai Chale Dilli", which will be directed by Subhash Kapoor. Sanjay Dutt and Arshad Warsi, who were in the first two films, will reprise their roles as Munnabhai and Circuit, respectively, in the third instalment.