‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Screenwriter Sues Over Claim the Blockbuster Lost $51 Million

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Screenwriter Sues Over Claim the Blockbuster Lost $51 Million
Bohemian Rhapsody” grossed more than $900 million at the global box office, but the screenwriter says he has not seen a penny of net proceeds, because he was told the film actually lost $51 million.

Anthony McCarten, a London-based novelist and playwright who also wrote the scripts for “Darkest Hour” and “The Theory of Everything,” filed the lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court, alleging that he is the latest victim of studio accounting.

Bohemian Rhapsody” tells the story of the band Queen and its frontman, Freddie Mercury. The film cost about $55 million to produce, which would appear to make it incredibly profitable. But the suit contends that Twentieth Century Fox, the distributor and co-producer on the film, has used accounting gimmicks to avoid paying.

“If net proceeds don’t pay out on a low-budget film that does nearly a billion dollars at the box office, then they never will,” the suit states.
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