Settlements

Watchmen Lawsuit Settled

One of the most anticipated movies of the new year, an adaptation of Alan Moore's superhero comic strip, Watchmen, looked like it would be delayed months after Fox successfully proved it owned the rights to the Warner Bros. feature. With an agreement between the two studios in place, however, the film is set to open in theaters March 6 as originally planned. Warner Bros. didn't get off the hook easy -- the company will pony up between $5 and $10 million in cash in addition to giving Fox between 5 and 8.5 percent of the film's worldwide gross, which, given the high expectations for the film, could be one hefty chunk of change.