Though 'Mad Max: Fury Road' seemed to be one of the biggest successes of 2016, the film is now causing problems for its distributor Warner Bros., with the company being taken through legal proceedings by the film's director, George Miller.

Tom Hardy starred alongside Charlize Theron in 'Mad Max: Fury Road'Tom Hardy starred alongside Charlize Theron in 'Mad Max: Fury Road'

Garnering critical acclaim and taking in $378 million worldwide in the box office, 'Fury Road' cost around $200 million when all of its expenditure is put together. A production total of $150 million was given to Miller's production company Kennedy Miller Mitchell, with a bonus offered if they managed to stay under that number. Unfortunately, the company went over their production budget to around $157 million, and so the bonus wasn't granted. Miller however blames Warner Bros. for the company going over budget, and is taking to the courts in order to get his hands on a $7 million bonus.

Australia's news outlet the Sydney Morning Herald was the first publication to break the story, with the report claiming Kenny Miller Mitchell brought the case to the Supreme Court of New South Wales this past September. There, they said that Warner Bros. "made a series of decisions" which forced the production company to go over budget, and that if those decisions weren't made, the budget wouldn't have been exceeded and Miller's company would have gotten their bonus.

In simple terms, Miller says it's Warner Bros. fault that more money was spent than expected, and he couldn't have done anything to help that.

The production company also allege that Warner Bros. first said they'd approach them before confirming any additional budgetary needs; something they said never happened.

Not a simple case, Warner Bros. have now released a brief statement saying that they "disagree and will vigorously defend" throughout the case, so it's going to be very interesting to see how this one all shakes out when all is said and done.

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