The most recent issue of Entertainment Weekly contains a story in which they discuss who is Hollywood's most dominant franchise character. With the release of the latest X-Men movie, Wolverine manages to corner the number 1 position, followed by Harry Potter, Spider-Man, Shrek and Robert Langdon from The Da Vinci Code.
According to EW:
Few other teenagers could boast of vanquishing evil wizards and box office records even before puberty began to take root. The most recent film, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, has raked in $290 million, bringing the series' total box office to more than $1 billion. The sixth chapter, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix-directed by series newcomer David Yates (The Girl in the Café)-will hit theaters next summer.
You can see scans of the article here courtesy of Shannon.
Editor's Note: We know that EW have made a mistake in the number of 'chapters' and that Order of the Phoenix is the fifth not sixth book/movie in the series.