The Franchise: As yet just the one film, but since it happens to be highest grossing film ever made, sequels are inevitable.
The Fandom: At the time of its release, there was a brief outbreak of fervour for the immersive realism of Pandora, with Avatards expressing their preference for a fictional world populated by giant Smurfs for real life. Not much different from any other fandom, then.
Most Amazing Example Of Devotion: Any Cosplayers who are prepared to paint themselves blue . We salute you.
The Franchise: Post-punk, post-apocalypse and generally postal, as loco Mel Gibson faces off against sadistic bikers and big-haired Tina Turner.
The Fandom: There isn't a dedicated fan base for Max's adventures, although they might just be lying low since Gibson started acting crazy in real life. Perhaps things will change when Tom Hardy takes over the character in Fury Road ; until then, there's this guy to keep the flame burning...
Most Amazing Example Of Devotion: British fan Adrian Bennett upped sticks and moved to Australia to be closer to the setting of his favourite film series, going so far as to open a museum of his self-built replica vehicles.
The Film: A surprising one, this but Jonathan Lynn's critically derided 1985 adaptation of the murder mystery board game has become a cult favourite, thanks largely to its insane multi-climax plot and cast of U.S. comedy veterans.
The Fandom: Clue fans aren't a big enough breed to warrant their own subcultural handle - Cluedos? - but as this article points out , there are a lot of them about.
Most Amazing Example Of Devotion: Sins o' the Flesh, the group responsible for Los Angeles' midnight screenings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show , holds an annual 'shadowcast' screening of Clue where actors interact with the on-screen characters.
The Franchise: All long-running horror franchises have their fans, but none inspires quite the devotion of Sam Raimi's splatstick comedy-horror trilogy… if not, as yet, the more serious 2013 reboot.
The Fandom: With all due respect to Sam Raimi, this one is basically the cult of Ash, with plenty of crossover to other films in which Bruce Campbell has taken a role, notably Bubba Ho-tep .
Most Amazing Example Of Devotion: A group of Canadians created a stage musical version of the first film, which enjoyed an off-Broadway run in 2006.
A Christmas Story
The Film: It isn't only the obvious hits that garner fan love. A case in point is Bob Clark's 1983 Yuletide drama, relatively unknown in the UK but a staple of the television schedules in North America.
The Fandom: Seasonal. Most simply ignore the film until December, when - thanks to TNT's tradition of showing the film in a 24 hour loop during Christmas Eve and Christmas Day - they go nuts for it.
Most Amazing Example Of Devotion: In 2008, a 25th anniversary convention was held at the actual house which formed the film's main location.
This Is Spinal Tap
The Film: Rob Reiner's 'mockumentary' about the (fictional) English heavy metal band (played, in fact, by American actors) is the pioneer of staged fly-on-the-wall comedies.
The Fandom: Heavy metal fans, obviously, but also - aptly - the bands themselves, many of whom have stated that the film is a mercilessly accurate spoof of life on the road.
Most Amazing Example Of Devotion: Anybody who goes to see Spinal Tap play a gig - either they have an unshakeable love of irony, or they really, really like the band's songs.
The Film: Richard Kelly's debut mixed 1980s nostalgia with trippy sci-fi to produce the 21st century's first cult movie. Whatever happened to Kelly?
The Fandom: Donnie Darko became one of the first cult hits of the Internet age, with numerous fan sites - not to mention the official one - dedicated to explaining the film's theory of time travel.
Most Amazing Example Of Devotion: A refreshingly old-school approach by one New York cinema to run midnight screenings for 28 consecutive months, despite the film's availability on DVD.
The Sound Of Music
The Film: The big-screen version of the musical about a singing nun who gets one over on the Nazis was the biggest box-office hit of the 1960s and is still, if adjusted for inflation, one of the highest-grossing films ever.
The Fandom: Can something as popular as The Sound Of Music be said to have fans, or is it just that everybody likes it? Well, given that many folk make the pilgrimage to Salzburg on specialist Sound Of Music tours, it's a fair bet that some people like the film more than others.
Most Amazing Example Of Devotion: Created for the London Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, the Sing-a-long Sound Of Music is now a global phenomenon giving fans the opportunity to dress up as nuns and sing their hearts out as the lyrics play out on screen.
50 Shades Of Grey
The Franchise: E.L. James' bestsellers about a sado-masochistic relationship shifted the paradigm in terms of publishing - the first novel was originally a self-published Twilight fan-fiction - and is set to become a film next year, providing Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan don't get cold feet.
The Fandom: Early days yet, but judging from the millions of words already spewed out onto the Internet about who should play Grey, this is the next big thing - regardless of how the film turns out.
Most Amazing Example Of Devotion: Inevitably, James' example has led the book's fans to attempt their own stories involving the characters. Be warned.
The Franchise: Steven Lisberger's sci-fi movie is renowned for its pioneering computer FX. Even so, it seemed an unlikely hotbed for a franchise until belated sequel Tron Legacy arrived in 2010.
The Fandom: Confined mainly to the tech-geek crowd, but said crowd includes some influential names including Pixar boss John Lasseter and Daft Punk, who love the film so much they provided the soundtrack for the sequel.
Most Amazing Example Of Devotion: Tron 's biggest fan is Jay Maynard, who built his own electroluminescent suit in which he's appeared in adverts and even auditioned on America's Got Talent . (He didn't get through.)
The Franchise: The popular zombie-killing video game series spawned an equally hard-to-kill film franchise, which continues to earn millions despite the critics' hatred of creative overlord Paul W.S. Anderson.
The Fandom: When Hollywood.com quizzed fans on the films' appeal, the consensus was that their popularity was chiefly due to "having a thing for hot women that kick-ass."
Most Amazing Example Of Devotion: Buying different gaming platforms just to be able to play every Resident Evil game.
Withnail And I
The Film: Bruce Robinson's semi-autobiographical 1960s odyssey sees Richard E. Grant drag Paul McGann on a drink and drugs bender around the Lake District.
The Fandom: Students, mainly. Or old-timers who wish they were still students.
Most Amazing Example Of Devotion: The infamous drinking game - remember, folks, that although you have to match Withnail drink for drink, you're allowed to substitute lighter fluid for vinegar.
Three Flavours Cornetto
The Franchise: The unofficial 'trilogy' of films directed by Edgar Wright and starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, in which a cameo by a particular flavour of ice cream corresponds to the genre of the film it appears it.
The Fandom: Wright and Pegg are geeks with a penchant for in-jokes, both to other films and their own work. The trilogy's hardcore fanbase is dedicated to cataloguing every last reference.
Most Amazing Example Of Devotion: Nobody is as devoted as Wright and Penn, who ensure that even fictional streets are named in homage to favourite directors.
The Franchise: Now seven films strong, Tyler Perry's series about the titular "Mad Black Woman" (played by the director in drag) has earned hundreds of millions of dollars at the US box office.
The Fandom: Perry's films, with their predominantly African-American casts and Christian themes, are eagerly awaited by an audience that tends not to be catered for by mainstream Hollywood.
Most Amazing Example Of Devotion: Something of a back-handed compliment, but Orlando Jones made the headlines earlier this year when he announced he was taking over the role of Madea from Perry. Alas, it was an April Fool's Day gag.
The Franchise: If you could measure audiences by the amount of devotion emanating from each viewer, Rob Thomas' TV series about a high school detective would have been a hit. However, actual numbers were low and the show got cancelled. So what's it doing in a list about movies? Read on.
The Fandom: Not content to let Veronica die, Thomas made a deal with Warner Brothers. If the fans pledged enough financial support via Kickstarter, the studio would make the film.
Most Amazing Example Of Devotion: It took only 10 days to reach the original target of £2 million. When the Kickstarter campaign ended, fans had raised a mind-boggling, record-breaking figure of $5,702,143. The film is due next year.
Plan 9 From Outer Space
The Franchise: Ed Wood's troubled sci-fi movie, cursed with death, lack of funds and the director's limited talent, was dubbed the "worst movie ever made" by critic Michael Medved. At which point, everybody took notice.
The Fandom: Saved from ignominy by hipsters high on irony and affection, the film is now the classic 'so bad it's good' movie, subject to revisionist stage performances that turn the original's unintentional comedy into the intentional kind.
Most Amazing Example Of Devotion: The moment A-list director Tim Burton said, "to hell with making another Batman movie," and cast Johnny Depp as Ed Wood in his biopic of the director, centred around the making of his most iconic film.
Sex And The City
The Franchise: Girls just wanna have… sex, according to the HBO TV series and its two spin-off films, revolving around the love lives of Carrie Bradshaw and her friends.
The Fandom: A rarity in this list in that this is a female-dominated fandom, but no less obsessive in its association with the characters. Quoting the wisdom of Carrie Bradshaw is a mainstay of Tumblr and Pinterest.
Most Amazing Example Of Devotion: Anybody who was introduced to Jimmy Choo or Loubotin via the show and suddenly developed the need to spend a small fortune on a pair of shoes.
The Franchise: David Lynch's TV classic was a mainstream hit, its film prequel less so - you can usually tell the level of love for Peaks by whether a person mentions Fire Walk With Me .
The Fandom: Lynch's trademark surrealism - allied to the premature cancellation of the TV show - has given aficionados plenty of fuel for fanzines in print and online, with an endless stream of debate about what it meant and fan fiction continuing the story.
Most Amazing Example Of Devotion: Anybody who has ever dressed up as the Log Lady to attend a marathon screening of every episode.
The Franchise: Perhaps not officially recognised as a franchise, but Kevin Smith's films, from Clerks onwards, are often interlinked thanks to a shared New Jersey setting and repeated characters, not least Smith's own Silent Bob.
The Fandom: More than any other item in this list, this is a cult of personality, centred around Smith himself, with fans proving remarkably loyal to the writer/director's podcasts and live Q&As even as his more recent film output has dropped in quality.
Most Amazing Example Of Devotion: The hardcore posters - known as Boardies - who regularly interact with Smith himself on the View Askew Message Board.
The Franchise: Fifty years of narrative mutation in the comics has been replicated in the movies, with plenty of variation between the main trilogy, the Wolverine solo gigs and the First Class prequel.
The Fandom: A gang of outsiders, shunned by wider society but finding companionship in shared interests and abilities. Oh, hang on, are we not talking about the characters any more?
Most Amazing Example Of Devotion: Pretty much everyone on this fan art Pinterest page .
The Era: A weird one, this. Most fan obsessions centre on particular characters or stories, but for a certain type of person, they love nothing more than swapping dialogue for inter-titles, and a synchronised score for a live accompaniment - regardless of whether the film is a slapstick comedy, a sci-fi epic or a Soviet propaganda piece.
The Fandom: Forever trying to decide what speed to play the film at or arguing about what level of tinting is acceptable.
Most Amazing Example Of Devotion: The archival adventurers who scour the globe looking for priceless reels of long-lost footage such as the full version of Metropolis found in Buenos Aires in 2008.
The Franchise: The paranormal investigation show was such a hit during the 1990s - especially amongst its hardcore fanbase - that it warranted a spin-off movie. However, by the time of 2008 sequel I Want To Believe , the zeitgeist had moved on.
The Fandom: Mimicking the on-screen characterisation of conspiracy theorists the Lone Gunmen, X-Files aficionados tend to be uber-geeks: ultra-serious about the show, but not necessarily about how they display their dedication.
Most Amazing Example Of Devotion: For fear of sounding uncharitable, anybody who actually made it through the final, largely Mulder-less final seasons deserves acknowledgement.
Gone With The Wind
The Film: Imma let Avatar finish, but this remains the most successful movie of ALL TIME.
The Fandom: According to the director of a museum dedicated to the film, fans - known as Windies - tend to be middle-aged women or gay men.
Most Amazing Example Of Devotion: Georgia resident Selina Faye Sorrow has turned her entire home into a homage to GWTW , with over 500 items of memorabilia including a seat from the cinema where the 1939 premiere was held.
The Franchise: Marvel's most iconic creation has thrived by being a teenage superhero, mirroring the character's mostly adolescent audience. Trouble is: what happens when an actor gets too old to convincingly play young?
The Fandom: Chuffed to bits that fellow fan Sam Raimi got the gig in the Noughties, but increasingly frustrated at the attitude of the studio for a) overloading Spider-man 3 with villains and b) dumping Raimi in favour of a superfluous reboot.
Most Amazing Example Of Devotion: Er, this .
The Franchise: If the name wasn't obvious enough, we reiterate: Ghibli is a studio, not a franchise. Yet its output, especially the films of co-founder Hayao Miyazaki, are so consistent in theme, style and quality that it is justly revered as a single body of work.
The Fandom: In Japan, Ghibli is a mainstream phenomenon that regularly smashes box office records. The Western world was slower on the uptake, thanks to poor distribution, leading to a two-tier split between the early adopters and the later, post- Spirited Away converts.
Most Amazing Example Of Devotion: Biologists who discovered a new species of velvet worm in Vietnam have named it Eoperipatus totoro in homage to Miyazaki's most famous creation.
The Franchise: Most assumed that The Quickening , the much-despised sequel to the original movie, had killed off any appreciation for the tale of sword-wielding immortals. But they hadn't factored on the TV spin-off to keep the flame alive.
The Fandom: Taking the story's advice that "there can be only one" quite literally, most fans tend to favour the series over the films, largely because of that bloody sequel.
Most Amazing Example Of Devotion: Anybody who buys a replica Highlander sword, on the off-chance that an immortal might need decapitating.
The Film: Brian De Palma's remake of the Howard Hawks gangster classic knows no restraint in performance (a never-shoutier Al Pacino), music (D-I-S-C-O overload from Giorgio Moroder) and violence.
The Fandom: Scarface's excess and rags-to-riches fairytale have become the touchstone for gangsta rappers and wannabes ever since. See James Franco's character in Spring Breakers for a withering parody of the type.
Most Amazing Example Of Devotion: Rapper Rick Ross, whose lyrical obsession with the film give the impression that he thinks he's the actual Tony Montana.
Buffy The Vampire Slayer
The Franchise: You never know what gold is buried in a movie. Nobody really rated the Kristy Swanson horror-comedy on release, but since it paved the way for writer Joss Whedon's TV reboot, it's become the touchstone for a major cult following.
The Fandom: What is it about Joss Whedon's output that encourages such fiercely combative fans? Taking their cue from the story's kick-ass heroine, the Buffy faithful frequently got into flame wars with rival factions - notably fans of Whedon's other show of the time, Angel .
Most Amazing Example Of Devotion: Henry Burrows directed a 20 minute fan film, Fluffy The English Vampire Slayer , which even has its own entry on the Internet Movie Database.
The Film: Ridley Scott's 1982 sci-fi noir was practically invented to separate the geeks from the popcorn-munchers, not only for its immaculate style and weighty themes but for the fact that Scott couldn't stop tinkering with it for 25 years.
The Fandom: The classic case of a film which went from flop to classic because of the sheer noise generated by a vocal minority in its praise. These days, however, they're more likely to be found arguing over whether Deckard is a replicant or not.
Most Amazing Example Of Devotion: A group of fans took it upon themselves to translate Cityspeak, the slang spoken in the film by Edward James Olmos which the actor cannibalised from several foreign languages.
The Franchise: There are plenty of big-screen Holmes to choose from, from Basil Rathbone's Nazi-fighting detective to Robert Downey Jr's bare-knuckle geezer, but ultimately all eyes are on the original character as depicted in Arthur Conan Doyle's stories.
The Fandom: Loyal - The Sherlock Holmes Society and The Baker Street Irregulars are the longest running fan societies in this list.
Most Amazing Example Of Devotion: "The Game" - the ongoing pastime of pretending that Holmes and Watson were real people in order to explain biographical gaps not clarified by Conan Doyle.
The Franchise: Michael Bay's mega-hit trilogy of robot-on-robot porn, based on the Hasbro toy range… which itself had already led to the 1980s animated TV series and its movie spin-off.
The Fandom: On screen, the Transformers are famous for their ability to change. Their fans: the opposite. Most are so fiercely loyal to whatever iteration of the franchise they fell in love with that they loathe all other variations.
Most Amazing Example Of Devotion: Don Murphy, a producer on the Michael Bay trilogy and a Transformers fan in his own right, opened a website to give fandom the right of reply during pre-production of the first film. And boy did they reply.
The Film: Stanley Kubrick takes on Stephen King and takes an already scary story into the realm of existential horror by refusing to give us closure.
The Fandom: The gap between Kubrick's perfectionism and the puzzle-box nature of the Overlook Hotel, with room that seem to move and doors that go nowhere, is manna to people who won't let things lie, creating grounds for endless debate.
Most Amazing Example Of Devotion: Take your pick from any of the theories presented in documentary Room 237 , but our favourite is the one about the moon landings.
The Franchise: Roland Emmerich's 1994 romp was a minor hit, but it wasn't until the concept spun-out into a TV series (and then another, and another) that anybody realised it had become a full-blooded phenomenon.
The Fandom: The usual mix of spin-off novels, conventions and fan sites, with the crucial difference that the Gateworld forum became so authoritative that the TV show's producers stopped updating their own continuity 'Bible' and used the fan-generated one instead.
Most Amazing Example Of Devotion: Some wag working at the real-life Cheyenne Mountain nuclear bunker - the location for the fictional headquarters in Stargate SG-1 - has officially labelled a room as leading to Stargate Command. [In reality, though, it's a broom cupboard.]
Marvel Cinematic Universe
The Franchise: More like several franchises, as Marvel unites Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and the Hulk - with more still to come - under one brand.
The Fandom: Ironically, given the in-fighting amongst the superheroes, the fans seem to be pretty contented, probably because the whole thing caters so well to the spirit of the comic-book world.
Most Amazing Example Of Devotion: With each new film, the chances of making it through a marathon all-nighter alive are getting tougher.
The Wicker Man
The Film: Buried on release (literally, if you believe the legend that material cut from the film was used as landfill under the M4), Robin Hardy's folk horror has become the subject of obsessive love amongst fans.
The Fandom: The obscurity of the film attracts people interested in a challenge, whether that means putting out an album of the soundtrack to searching for deleted scenes - most recently, the rediscovery of the so-called 'Final Cut.'
Most Amazing Example Of Devotion: Academics held a three-day conference in Scotland in 2003 devoted entirely to the film. Imagine how long it would have been had the event been held after the Nic Cage remake.
The Big Lebowski
The Film: Joel and Ethan Coen's slacker comedy was initially undervalued in the wake of their Oscar-winning Fargo , only to become recognised as probably the brothers' most stuffed treasure trove of mad characters and quotable dialogue.
The Fandom: Jeff Bridges' protagonist, the Dude, is a magnet to anybody whose idea of fandom involves getting quietly chilled with their mates. Fan convention Lebowski Fest has been held annually at cities across American since 2002 and includes - inevitably - a night of bowling.
Most Amazing Example Of Devotion: The Church of the Latter-day Dude - aka Dudeism - was founded in 2005 and now has over 130,000 Dudeist Priests.
The Franchise: Five Brits and a token Yank throw out the TV comedy rulebook to create their very own Flying Circus … and then do much the same thing when they make the transition to movies.
The Fandom: Incapable of getting through a conversation without extensive and encyclopaedic quoting of Python dialogue.
Most Amazing Example Of Devotion: Entrepreneur Elon Musk, boss of SpaceX, launched a test capsule into orbit in 2010 with a 'secret payload' of a hunk of cheese. Why? As a tribute to Python 's Cheese Shop sketch, of course.
The Franchise: Gotham City's Caped Crusader has long veered between capers (the 1960s TV show, the Joel Schumacher films) and crusades (the reinventions of Tim Burton and Christopher Nolan). Guess which the fans prefer?
The Fandom: Surprisingly united in their belief that darker is better. The past decade has been one long Nolan love-in, although the downside is that the fans now need an excuse to vent their long-suppressed hatred. And now it's arrived…
Most Amazing Example Of Devotion: The announcement that Ben Affleck is to play Bruce Wayne in Zack Snyder's forthcoming Superman vs Batman film has trumped even the 'Bond is blonde' debacle by prompting nearly 100,000 furious fans to demand he is removed from the role.
The Film: The big-screen spin-off from Joss Whedon's cowboys-in-space series Firefly , no hit but much loved by its loyal fanbase.
The Fandom: Named after the series' resistance fighters, the Browncoats mobilised after the cancellation of Firefly and were instrumental in convincing Fox to greenlight the film.
Most Amazing Example Of Devotion: The extraordinary lengths the Browncoats went to in protest at Firefly's axing, which included taking out an ad in Variety.
The Franchise: Tenuous one, this - the good Doctor (played by Peter Cushing) battled the Daleks in cinemas during the 1960s, but the films don't have fans so much as apologists. All eyes, really, are on the TV series.
The Fandom: Forget the stereotype of the socially awkward bloke wearing a Tom Baker scarf. Doctor Who fandom is notable for how proactive it is - when the series was axed in 1989, the fans wrote novels and directed audios starring past Doctors. Their number included Russell T. Davies and Mark Gatiss, later to come back as showrunner and writer, respectively.
Most Amazing Example Of Devotion: After 50 years of time travelling, it's nigh on impossible to fit every adventure into a coherent timeline. Yet that's exactly what fans Lance Parkin and Lars Pearson have attempted in their epic book, Ahistory .
The Franchise: DC Comics' longest-serving superhero is also a mainstay on cinema and TV, although recent efforts have failed to best the definitive Christopher Reeve version.
The Fandom: While they are as dedicated as any comic-oriented fanbase, they know that Kal-El has always had a bumpy, hit-or-miss on-screen career - certainly, it felt like there was an element of "well, we didn't think it would be any good" to the backlash surrounding Man Of Steel .
Most Amazing Example Of Devotion: Our own Sam Ashurst has spent the past five months trying to turn himself into Superman . Good luck Sam!
The Hunger Games
The Franchise: Picking up where Twilight left off, Suzanne Collins' trilogy of novels about a post-apocalyptic, teenage battle royale is on its way to becoming a four film extravaganza, with the second instalment ( Catching Fire ) out next month.
The Fandom: In theory, the mostly female Tributes are cut from the same cloth as Twilight's fanbase. However, reflecting the difference between kick-ass Katniss and simpering Bella Swan, there's a lot more girl power.
Most Amazing Example Of Devotion: The mom and two daughters who drove the six-hour journey from Chicago to Kentucky, dressed in Peeta-inspired clothing, to accost star Josh Hutcherson at his family home. On Boxing Day.
The Lord Of The Rings
The Franchise: Peter Jackson's Middle Earth-shattering trilogy of epic adventure, now augmented by three Hobbit -flavoured prequels.
The Fandom: Careful now. Don't confuse a Tolkienist (who applies a scholarly approach to the novels) with a Ringer (who are in it mainly for the storytelling) - the latter are most likely to be found at TheOneRing.net waiting for Jackson's latest video diary.
Most Amazing Example Of Devotion: The film's fans are amateur compared to Tolkienology, the quest to study and catalogue the linguistic complexities of the languages the author created.
The Franchise: We're speaking chiefly of the animated features, but Disney is so all-conquering it isn't a franchise so much as a way of life.
The Fandom: While there is no doubting that Disney fans participate in the usual activities - cosplay, collecting rare memorabilia such as animation cels - they also get to live their dreams at Disneyland. As one fan puts it, they "seek to immerse ourselves in the atmosphere, culture and magic [Walt Disney] created."
Most Amazing Example Of Devotion: Encouraged by the studio, fans scour movies, theme parks and - to be honest - just about everywhere else in the hunt for a Hidden Mickey, a subtle silhouette of Disney's most famous creation.
The Franchise: Gunbarrel. Stunt. Theme song. Gadgets. Girls. Evil henchman. Underground base. Post-coital quip. Credits.
The Fandom: A lifetime's Bank Holiday viewing means that notions of Bondage are deeply ingrained - hence the apoplexy that greeted the announcement of Daniel Craig's casting… at least, until everybody saw Casino Royale .
Most Amazing Example Of Devotion: The decision to have the Queen arrive at the 2012 London Olympics opening ceremony by apparently parachuting from an aeroplane, escorted by Bond. The moment an entire nation became fans.
The Franchise: While it originated on telly, there's no denying that the film spin-offs - from the traditional Shatner models to J.J. Abrams' cheeky reboot - have kept the Enterprise boldly going for all this time.
The Fandom: Here's a test to see if somebody is a Trek fan. Call them a Trekkie. If they don't react, they're not a fan. If they give you a Vulcan nerve-pinch while hissing, "the correct term is Trekker," they're a fan.
Most Amazing Example Of Devotion: Klingon is a recognised language, which meant fans were able to put on a Klingon language stage production of A Christmas Carol . Awesome.
The Franchise: The biggest-selling book series in the world became the biggest-grossing film series in the world. That's a lot of love.
The Fandom: Harry Potter holds the record for the most sought-after fan fiction online, presumably because everybody is writing it. As a result, J.K. Rowling gave the fans their own web playground, Pottermore, in which to play.
Most Amazing Example Of Devotion: How about starting a tribute band? Amongst the hitmakers on the Wizard Rock circuit are Draco and the Malfoys, the Moaning Myrtles and, of course, Harry and the Potters.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
The Film: The film adaptation of Richard O'Brien's stage hit about a sweet transvestite from Transsexual, Transylvania holds the world record for the longest-running cinema release in history. Essentially, it's always on somewhere.
The Fandom: Rocky Horror addicts don't really see the film as something to sit down and watch, but as something to sing along to and throw things at.
Most Amazing Example Of Devotion: Put simply, if you're prepared to make some toast, carry it to the cinema and chuck it at the screen when a character proposes a toast, you're a devotee.
The Franchise: The five films adapted from Stephanie Meyer's young adult vampire saga might have been critically derided, but try telling that to the Twihards whose idolatry for Edward Cullen and Bella Swan knows no bounds.
The Fandom: There are fans, and there are Twihards. There are also - according to this glossary - several more sub-species of Twi-zealots.
Most Amazing Example Of Devotion: A week prior to the premiere of Breaking Dawn - Part Two , a fan camp was set up for the faithful to catch site of their beloved R-Pattz and K-Stew.
The Franchise: Three films that everybody loves + three films that cause even the most placid Jedi to contemplate turning towards the Dark Side.
The Fandom: Arguably, 'fandom' becomes meaningless when even your gran can tell R2D2 and C3PO apart. Even so, there are plenty of ways to measure the hardcore Star Wars fan, from whether they buy all of the novels, make fan-films or keep their ultra-rare Blue Snaggletooth toy in its box.
Most Amazing Example Of Devotion: Wookieepedia, the fan-led encyclopaedia of all things Star Wars which contains over 100,000 entries.