10. Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)
Unfortunately, a film's quality doesn't always determine how much money it will make. In fact, awful films often make more money than great films. Michael Bay's Transformers trilogy quickly became the shining example of that conundrum, and currently stands as the twelfth highest-grossing film franchise of all time, collectively earning nearly $2.7 billion. The Transformers films often receive more hatred than they generally deserve, but there's no denying that they are hardly anything more than loud, adrenaline fueled, CGI heavy popcorn flicks that appeal to the masses; who flock to the multiplex during the summer blockbuster season. Transformers: Dark of the Moon grossed $1.1 billion in 2011 despite a meek 36% score on Rottentomatoes. The film was also the follow up to the incredibly bad received (though very profitable) Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, proving that even after a low point in a franchise, a sequel can still make a boatload of money. Bay will be returning to the director's chair for the fourth film (and quasi-relaunch) of the series, Transformers: Age of Extinction. I predict it will also cross the billion dollar mark, because of the inevitable 3D and IMAX up-charges, as well as the general public's unwavering devotion to seeing the franchise up on the big screen.