Stallone Sues Warner Bros. Over Demolition Man

Actor is suing 'greedy studio' for missing profits
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 13, 2017 7:02 AM CDT
Sylvester Stallone in Philadelphia on Nov. 6, 2015.   (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

(Newser) – Sylvester Stallone might've found a new punching bag. The actor is suing Warner Bros. for fraud, claiming the "greedy" studio failed to pay him profits owed for the 1993 film Demolition Man. According to the lawsuit filed Wednesday, Stallone was to receive at least 15% of the film's proceeds if it made $125 million. When he hadn't received a cent by 2014, a rep questioned Warner Bros., which said the film had lost the studio $67 million, the lawsuit says, per the Hollywood Reporter. The studio eventually admitted an error and paid Stallone $2.8 million, but without providing accounting details, Stallone alleges. He's seeking additional compensation, plus interest and damages. (Read more Sylvester Stallone stories.)

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