Everyone loves a good movie franchise. Audiences are naturally drawn to stories that lend themselves to follow-ups, allowing the opportunity to rejoin their favorite characters or settings in sequels, spin-offs, and related tie-ins. Studios, filmmakers, and actors tend to push them because a every Batman, Lord of the Rings or The Avengers usually makes for the magic of escapist entertainment with the guarantee of continuous paychecks. Unfortunately, not all big budget movie properties get the chance at a film series they were designed for. Here are 15 big movie properties where the sure bet sequels did not happen.
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2012 was not a kind year for Friday Night Lights heart throb Taylor Kitsch. The actor was at the center of two mega-budgeted box office flops—Disney’ John Carter and Universal Pictures Battleship. The former barely cleared its $250 million budget worldwide, while the latter managed a mere $62 million domestically.