Universal Studios has spent so many decades turning its back on Science Fiction with the once great Sci-Fi Channel which they gutted, and with their deliberate and continued mismanagement of the "1978 Battlestar Galactica" property...
...that now in the present day when they do set out to do Science Fiction (as with "Battleship" and "Cowboys & Aliens")
...Science Fiction won't have anything to do with Universal Studios.
Call it "Bad Karma" if you wish, but the day has arrived that the Science Fiction genre is now getting even with Universal Studios by turning its back on them.
Think about it. When Universal Studios now tries to do anything at all with Science Fiction (after years and years of deliberately trashing the once great Sci-Fi Channel and the "1978 Battlestar Galactica" property), any project they do now (no matter what it is) instantaneously tanks at the box office.
It's so bad now, that Universal Studios can't even set up a "Tent-Pole Science Fiction Property" of any sort for themselves in the movie industry.
I've always loved the old saying....
"All that goes around....comes around."