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."
Daredevil Movie Poster
Based on 35 critics

Attorney Matt Murdock (Ben Affleck) is blind, but his other four senses function with superhuman sharpness.... Read More

Batman & Robin Movie Poster
Batman & Robin
Based on 21 critics

This superhero adventure finds Batman (George Clooney) and his partner, Robin (Chris O'Donnell), attempting... Read More