Hollywood studios are always in search of the next blockbuster franchise, whether that franchise involves costumed superheroes, killer robots or sulky vampires.

But sometimes a film crashes and burns so hard it kills a franchise dead in its tracks, or prevents it from ever taking off at all.

Let's look back at some of the big-budget duds that killed their respective franchises, from "Batman & Robin" to "Terminator Genisys."
Batman & Robin
Based on 21 critics

Batgirl joins the caped crusaders to stop Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy from wreaking revenge. Read More

Based on 35 critics

A blind attorney becomes a nocturnal superhero who dispenses justice to New York's criminal element. Read More