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7 washed-up movie franchises that Hollywood should retire

Business Insider | Jun 20, 2019, 06.19PM IST

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The summer has been full of disappointing movie sequels that have failed to bring audiences into the theater, including the latest "X-Men" movie, "Dark Phoenix," and "Men in Black: International." And the box office is down compared to this time last year - 6% domestically and 4.7% worldwide.

It raises the question: what movie franchises should Hollywood just retire already?

The "X-Men" franchise is in a unique position. After the Disney-Fox merger, the X-Men will eventually get a fresh start in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which dominates the box office with movies like "Captain Marvel" and "Avengers: Endgame."

But not all franchises are as lucky, and some should take a long, long vacation.

Below are seven movie franchises, ranked by how much Hollywood should put an end to them (box-office numbers are domestic and adjusted for inflation based on data from Box Office Mojo):

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