Film Franchises

The Karate Kid

5 movies over 25 years and 11 months ($563.77M)

The Karate Kid
Jun 11, 2010
6 years 9 months 14 days ago
$357.85M (63.47%)

The Next Karate Kid
Aug 12, 1994
22 years 7 months 13 days ago

The Karate Kid, Part III
Apr 15, 1989
27 years 11 months 10 days ago

The Karate Kid, Part II
Jun 20, 1986
30 years 9 months 5 days ago
$115.10M (20.42%)

The Karate Kid
Jun 22, 1984
32 years 9 months 3 days ago
$90.82M (16.11%)

The Karate Kid (2010)

Jun 11, 2010 - 6 years 9 months 14 days ago
$357.85M (63.47%)
Director
Harald Zwart
Writers
Christopher Murphey (screenplay), Robert Mark Kamen (story)
Actors
Jaden Smith, Jackie Chan, Taraji P. Henson, Wenwen Han
12-year-old Dre Parker could've been the most popular kid in Detroit, but his mother's latest career move has landed him in China. Dre immediately falls for his classmate Mei Ying - and the feeling is mutual - but cultural differences make such a friendship impossible. Even worse, Dre's feelings make an enemy of the class bully, Cheng. In the land of kung fu, Dre knows only a little karate, and Cheng puts "the karate kid" on the floor with ease. With no friends in a strange land, Dre has nowhere to turn but maintenance man Mr. Han, who is secretly a master of kung fu. As Han teaches Dre that kung fu is not about punches and parries, but maturity and calm, Dre realizes that facing down the bullies will be the fight of his life.

The Next Karate Kid (1994)

Aug 12, 1994 - 22 years 7 months 13 days ago
Director
Christopher Cain
Writers
Robert Mark Kamen (characters), Mark Lee
Actors
Pat Morita, Hilary Swank, Michael Ironside, Constance Towers
During a commemoration for Japanese soldiers fighting in the US Army during World War II, Mr. Miyagi meets the widow of his commanding officer. He gets to know her granddaughter Julie, an angry teenager who is still feeling the pain of losing both her parents in an accident and is having problems with her grandmother and her fellow pupils. Mr. Miyagi decides to teach her karate to get her through her pain and issues and back on the right path.

The Karate Kid, Part III (1989)

Apr 15, 1989 - 27 years 11 months 10 days ago
Director
John G. Avildsen
Writers
Robert Mark Kamen (characters), Robert Mark Kamen
Actors
Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Robyn Lively, Thomas Ian Griffith
John Kreese, his life in tatters after his karate school was defeated by Daniel and Miyagi, visits Terry Silver, a Vietnam War comrade. Terry is a ruthless businessman and martial arts expert, and he vows to help Kreese gain revenge on Daniel and Miyagi, and reestablish Cobra Kai. Upon returning from Okinawa, Daniel and Miyagi discover that their apartment building has been demolished, which brings Miyagi out of work. Going against Miyagi's wishes, Daniel uses his college funds to realize Miyagi's dream of opening a bonsai tree shop, and becomes a partner in the bonsai business.

The Karate Kid, Part II (1986)

Jun 20, 1986 - 30 years 9 months 5 days ago
$115.10M (20.42%)
Director
John G. Avildsen
Writers
Robert Mark Kamen, Robert Mark Kamen (characters created by)
Actors
Pat Morita, Ralph Macchio, Pat E. Johnson, Bruce Malmuth
Picks up where the first movie (Karate Kid) leaves off. Mr. Miyagi and Daniel take a trip to Okinawa to visit Mr Miyagi's dying father. After arriving Mr Miyagi finds he still has feelings for an old love. This stirs up trouble with an old rival that he originally left Okinawa to avoid. In the mean time Daniel encounters a new love and also makes some enemies.

The Karate Kid (1984)

Jun 22, 1984 - 32 years 9 months 3 days ago
$90.82M (16.11%)
Director
John G. Avildsen
Writer
Robert Mark Kamen
Actors
Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Elisabeth Shue, Martin Kove
Daniel and his mother move from New Jersey to California. She has a wonderful new job, but Daniel quickly discovers that a dark haired Italian boy with a Jersey accent doesn't fit into the blond surfer crowd. Daniel manages to talk his way out of some fights, but he is finally cornered by several who belong to the same karate school. As Daniel is passing out from the beating he sees Miyagi, the elderly gardener leaps into the fray and save him by outfighting half a dozen teenagers. Miyagi and Daniel soon find out the real motivator behind the boys' violent attitude in the form of their karate teacher. Miyagi promises to teach Daniel karate and arranges a fight at the all-valley tournament some months off. When his training begins, Daniel doesn't understand what he is being shown. Miyagi seems more interested in having Daniel paint fences and wax cars than teaching him Karate.
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