As for your list, very wrong. Has nothing to do with people not liking things being done over again, or making sequels to old films. There have been many remakes/sequels that have actually down well. True Grit. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Freaky Friday. War of the Worlds. The Ocean's Eleven series. The Bond series. The problem comes when they are done poorly, and it makes it even worse when they are done poorly for the sake of woke politics. Oh, I don't know, like what Ghostbusters did. And MIB4 put in some of that, as well.
True Grit - $252m WW. That's doing well?
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - 2005. Not exactly part of the new era of remakes/sequels.
Freaky Friday - 2003 - $160m WW. Old and did poorly.
War of the Worlds - 2005. Also not really recent and it was during Tom Cruise height of popularity plus you got Spielberg directing.
Ocean's series - 2001 to 2007. Again, not recent. And each one did less than the previous entry...$450m to $362m to $311m. Even Ocean's 8 (bland movie) did $300m but you'll call that bad because of woke or something.
Bond had a resurgence in popularity after it was faltering during the 90's. Was it faltering in the 90's because of woke culture? No, they just weren't that good.
Ghostbusters (2016) - Bad movie.
Men in Black: International - Bland movie. Did $253m WW though. So is that good or bad? True Grit? Also, each MIB movie did worse domestically that its predecessor. But...woke or something.
So Dark Phoenix? Godzilla: King of Monsters? Lego Movie 2? The Mummy? Pacific Rim: Uprising? The Thing (2011)? Wolfman (2010)? Point Break (2015)? The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)? Ben Hur (2016)?
Too woke for their own good or what? Or maybe they just weren't very good movies.
Anything past 2000 is part of these newer remakes. That's when this trend of remakes started and has been ramping up ever since.
You also have to take into account the films budget. Of course, I think you know that, but choose to selectively ignore that to desperately try to make a point. A low budget western is going to have less appeal than a big budget action flick. So, yea, True Grit was a big hit. Oh, and the 80s/90s were the height of Tom Cruise. 2005 was more like the height of everyone thinking he was a weirdo.
Ocean's 8 was pushed hard by the media, using the woke angle. In the end, it was the lowest performing in the series. And performed much worse on home video than Thirteen. It wasn't an out and out flop, but it did underperform.
It's silly to bring up Bond in your defense. It's a franchise that has always had lows and highs, not just in the 90s. The real point is it's a popular old series that was remade. So, bad excuse on your part.
Ah, Ghostbusters. The prime example. Well, until Charlie's Angels and Dark Fate. A movie that was advertised entirely on wokeness. And a big flop, even with critics lying and saying it was decent to good.
Way to prove my point about you cherry picking. MIB3 made $10M less than MIB2 domestically? And that's your point? It also happened to make $210M more than MIB2 WW, so I'm sure the studio was able to get over it. Like I said, it was by far the largest in the series. Again, proving you wrong about no one caring about older franchises. MIB:I should have starred the people who made the franchise. And shouldn't have had dumb jokes about how it should be called Women In Black. There were women in the agency to begin with, and none of them gave a shit.
Same goes for Dark Pheonix, with the dumbass clip with Mystique lecturing Prof X on what it meant to sacrifice and how it should be called X-Women because the women are always saving the men. Saying this to a man who was paralyzed because of his sacrifice. It was made a big deal that Ruth Bader Ginsburg was in Lego Movie 2. Surprise, not everyone is happy with that. Hate to break it to you, but the first Pacific Rim and Thing flopped, too. Hollywood should stop making remakes/sequels to cult classics that either flopped or only had middling success at the box office, which covers a lot of the titles you mentioned, and giving them a huge budget. Oh, and The Day the Earth Stood Still didn't flop. $237.4M WW against an $80M budget.
The real point is, a movie can do bad if it is bad. Though, sometimes they can get by on dumb action, like the Transformer films. The point isn't that only woke movies flop or underperform, but a woke movie that pushes a message instead of trying to tell a good story, will always flop or greatly underperform. Even more so when it is pushing woke politics into an already established franchise that didn't have them before. Like I said, you guys will continue to make excuses, and we will just continue to laugh as the flops keep coming.