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What are the biggest franchise reboots that flopped at the box office?

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When a movie franchise becomes universally recognized as a big success, it is almost automatic for fans to want more from it.  This is what makes the perpetuation of movie sequels very usual. Of course, some of those big stories cannot simply be prolonged with continuations and new plot twists. After all, not a lot of movie franchises have the creative genius and a whole galaxy to back it up ala-Star Wars Universe style. This prompt creators to revive successful titles by way of franchise reboots. In some cases, this formula surely works. When you have an established title and some good casting to create a fresh movie adaptation of a long-celebrated story, who would say no? However, some things are probably better left untouched to keep its charm that once captivated audiences.

While some movie remakes give off at least the same vibe and box-office success as their original versions, some simply fail to grasp even a portion of its predecessor's luck. There are different reasons for a franchise reboot's failure. It could be due to exaggerated expectations to overperform or simply because of inferior production. Whatever they may be, big studios have had their share of failures when trying to milk its cash cows for more. Well, having more of something worth watching is great. But without the right tools and vision to create new versions of legendary movie franchises, box office bombs are almost guaranteed. Us, the fans, can only wish that our current favorite titles are worthy of a remake to happen 20 years or so from now. In this list, we have some of the biggest franchise reboots that flopped at the box office.

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  1. 1Ghostbusters

    17

    Ghostbusters is a supernatural comedy movie in 2016 directed by Paul Feig starring Melissa Mccarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones. It is the third feature film in the Ghostbusters franchise. 

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  1. 2Terminator: Genisys

    12

    Terminator: Genisys is a movie directed by Alan Talyor and features Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke, and Emilia Clarke. It is part of the Terminator franchise and tells the story of man's fight against machines.

  2. 3Superman Returns

    5

    Superman Returns is a superhero comic book film distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. Released in 2006, Superman Returns was directed by Bryan Singer and features Brandon Routh as Superman.

  1. 4Fantastic Four (2015)

    2

    Fantastic Four is a sci-fi and action film adaptation of Marvel's famed comic books and is the 3rd remake, directed by Josh Trank. It was first released on July 8, 2015, by Fox with an MPAA rating of PG-13. It starred Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, and Kate Mara.

  2. 5The Incredible Hulk

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    The Incredible Hulk is an action-adventure movie directed by Louis Leterrier and released on June 13, 2008. The Marvel Studios film mainly stars Edward Norton, Liv Tyler, and Tim Roth and the film runs for a duration of 1 hour and 52 minutes.

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    Anonymous
    February 18, 2020
    "Nothing would get to beat the original Ghostbusters! That's a given. This remake was okay but I guess expectations were just too high for the film. I liked Melissa McCarthy though"
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    Anonymous
    February 18, 2020
    "Emilia Clarke is my favorite but this one can't live up to the success of the original Terminator. This is one hell of a franchise reboot letdown movie"
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    Terminator: Genisys
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RankAnswersTypeVotesPrice
1GhostbustersMovies 17 Paid
2Terminator: GenisysMovies 12 Paid
3Superman ReturnsMovies 5 Paid
4Fantastic Four (2015)Movies 2 Paid
5The Incredible HulkMovies 1 Paid
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