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Gerard Butler sues producers of Olympus Has Fallen for $10 million in lost profits

Gerard Butler sues producers of Olympus Has Fallen for $10 million in lost profits

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Gerard Butler is suing Millennium Media for $10 million over profit-sharing claims in regards to his 2013 blockbuster film Olympus Has Fallen.

Variety reports Butler filed a lawsuit on Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court, alleging that Nu Image, Millennium Media and Padre Nuestro Productions never intended to pay him net profits.

The suit alleges Butler is owed at least $10 million from the producers of the film after it grossed nearly $170 million globally. Butler’s suit claims that he’s never received any portion of the net profits from Olympus Has Fallen, despite the fact that the film was a surprise hit at the box office.

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The film spawned two successful sequels, 2016’s London Has Fallen and 2019’s Angel Has Fallen, in which Butler reprised the role of Mike Banning, a Secret Service agent who has to rescue the president from hostage-takers.

The suit reportedly reads: “Producers have earned tens of millions of dollars from Olympus, but refuse to pay Butler a penny of the grosses and profits promised to him in the parties’ agreement…Butler refuses to tolerate Defendants’ misrepresentations and other wrongful conduct. Butler worked with Defendants to create a highly successful movie franchise. He demands his fair share.”

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The lawsuit comes just a day after it was announced that Scarlett Johansson is suing Disney over the release of Black Widow.



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