What's half of a "squeakquel?"

The family that owns rights to Alvin and the Chipmunks are suing 20th Century Fox, claiming it is owed "half of all profits" from last year's 'Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel,' notes The Hollywood Reporter.

Bagdasarian Prods. and writer Janice Karman -- wife of the late creator's son -- claim that Fox took substantial portions of a screenplay prepared for the sequel by Karman without granting her compensation or credit.

According to Boxofficemojo.com, 'Squeakquel' has grossed nearly $443 million worldwide; half of that would be a sizable settlement.
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