The Top 5 Film Controversies of 2013

Ender's Game

Another year, another set of film controversies. With Lionsgate’s (NYSE:LGF) Ender’s Game having been released this weekend amid significant controversy related to author Orson Scott Card’s anti-LGBTQ beliefs, it’s a good time to discuss whether the age-old saying “there’s no such thing as bad publicity” is actually a true statement in the film industry.

While the controversy between Lionsgate and the LGBTQ community regarding Ender’s Game has remained firmly in the public eye for several months now, it is certainly not the only controversial piece of industry news to come out of the film world this year.

Here are the five biggest film controversies of the year and how they affected or could affect the performance of the films.