Sometimes lawsuits are warranted; however, other times, they look more like blatant money grabs. We have noticed that there are some pretty famous movies out there that have been plagued by lawsuits. A few of them, in our opinion, seem warranted; however, the rest should never have found their way into a courtroom. Some of these lawsuits may have been totally forgotten by now, so we figured we would bring them back into public consciousness. We know that everyone loves a good scandal and some of these definitely fit the bill. Here are 7 movies that were plagued by lawsuits!
7. The Hobbit
Back in 2013, Bob and Harvey Weinstein took Warner Bros. and New Line to court for $75 million over profits related to “The Hobbit” sequels. It looks like they felt that they were owed money. Bob and Harvey ran Miramax back in the ‘90s when it was developing “The Hobbit;” however, they sold it to New Line in 1998 and only agreed to share royalties with the first film in the series. Rumor has it that when they found out that the first film brought in over a billion dollars, they wanted more of the action, hence the lawsuit.
The Weinsteins might be used to getting their ways in Hollywood; however, the arbitrator Bernard Fried wasn’t having any of it. He ruled in favor of Warner Bros. and New Line and decided that the Weinstein brothers weren’t owed any money from the sequels to “The Hobbit.”