meanwhile over at Paramount....
"All our tentpole productions crapped out... what can we make... Indiana Jones.. Nope screwed that up... Mission Impossible... played out... transformers... screwed that up... what about Star Trek... People still want to produce it even though we screwed it up... yeah lets do some of those!"
Those are all terrible examples.
Lucasfilm had far more creative control over the Indiana Jones franchise than Paramount, if any at all at that point. I'm pretty sure The Powers That Be were just happy to distribute another installment that ended up grossing over $786 million worldwide.
The last Mission: Impossible movie was the highest grossing film of the franchise. The last three installments have also continued to garner higher ratings per RottenTomatoes.
Transformers has been inexplicably huge with the exception of The Last Knight, which barely made a profit. Bumblebee will likely turn that around based on early buzz and a production budget half that of most previous films in the franchise.
Star Trek has had three films recently that all dwarfed the first ten films at the box office. The biggest crime is how much they cost and how poorly they were marketed. Still, they managed to renew enough interest in the brand to warrant two seasons of a new Trek show with at least two other streaming series in active development as well as another film or two on the way. That's more action than the IP has had in a very long time.
I'd argue Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a brand that's been "screwed up" but that's as much Nickelodeon's fault.