The RoboCop franchise, began in 1987 with the film RoboCop. RoboCop 2, followed in 1990 and RoboCop 3 in 1993. There have also been various television series, video game and comic book adaptations. The franchise has made over $109,715,854 USD worldwide. RoboCop came to be when Detroit police officer Alex Murphy is brutally shot to death in the line of duty by a vicious crime gang, and then rebuilt as a cyborg police officer programmed to uphold the law.