Probably why there is so much tosh about; so many garbage films make money. The Predator is crap and made double its budget. Hellboy (2019) is crap and flopped, making less than its $50m budget. Maybe the difference there is that more people know what Predator is and few know what Hellboy is. Transformers is popular. Michael Bay could have made Transformers films until the cows came home, with each being worse than the last. People would pay to see them regardless and they'd keep on making a pile of cash. I'm kind of surprised that isn't what happened. I'm glad it didn't though; as a Transformers fan, I was fed up of the crap he kept putting out.