Franchise Pictures LLC was an independent motion picture production and distribution company, founded by Elie Samaha and Andrew Stevens. They were known for their production in the action film genre. The company also had a short-lived video game arm, Franchise Interactive.
As of 2009, half of the Franchise Pictures library, along with that of ThinkFilm, is now owned by Orange Holdings LLC. Another half of the Franchise Pictures library is owned by Revolution Studios (via Morgan Creek Productions).
Almost all the Franchise Pictures movies have been considered the worst, with Battlefield Earth and Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever being the worst movies of all time.