Fallen (film series)

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Original workOlympus Has Fallen
Films and television

Fallen is an American action film series created by screenwriters Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt. It stars Gerard Butler as United States Secret Service agent Mike Banning and Aaron Eckhart as Benjamin Asher, the President of the United States. The series also features Morgan Freeman as the Speaker of the House-turned POTUS Allan Trumbull. The series consists of: Olympus Has Fallen (2013), London Has Fallen (2016), and Angel Has Fallen (2019). The series has received generally mixed critical reception and with three films released to date, the Fallen series has grossed $477 million worldwide.


Film U.S.
release date
Director Screenwriter(s) Story by Producer(s)
Olympus Has Fallen March 22, 2013 (2013-03-22) Antoine Fuqua Creighton Rothenberger & Katrin Benedikt Antoine Fuqua, Gerard Butler, Alan Siegel, Ed Cathell III, Danny Lerner and Mark Gill
London Has Fallen March 4, 2016 (2016-03-04) Babak Najafi Creighton Rothenberger & Katrin Benedikt and Christian Gudegast & Chad St. John Creighton Rothenberger & Katrin Benedikt Gerard Butler, Alan Siegel, Mark Gill, John Thompson, Matt O'Toole and Les Weldon
Angel Has Fallen August 23, 2019 (2019-08-23) Ric Roman Waugh Robert Mark Kamen, Matt Cook & Ric Roman Waugh Gerard Butler, Alan Siegel, Matt O'Toole, John Thompson, Les Weldon and Yariv Lerner

Olympus Has Fallen (2013)[edit]

Disgraced Secret Service agent (and former presidential guard) Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) finds himself trapped inside the White House in the wake of a terrorist attack led by Kang, a Korean terrorist group leader. Using his inside knowledge, Banning must work with national security to rescue the President from his kidnappers.

London Has Fallen (2016)[edit]

In London for the Prime Minister's funeral, Mike Banning discovers a plot to assassinate all the attending world leaders involving an Arab terrorist leader and his son.

Angel Has Fallen (2019)[edit]

Mike Banning is framed for the attempt to assassinate the President by a rogue private military company and must race against time to clear his name while uncovering the real threat.

Cast and characters[edit]

Character Film
Olympus Has Fallen
London Has Fallen
Angel Has Fallen
Mike Banning
former-US Army, 75th Ranger Regiment USASOC
United States Secret Service Agent
Gerard Butler
Benjamin Asher
OHF-LHF-President of the United States
Aaron Eckhart  
Allan Trumbull
OHF-Speaker of the US House of Representatives
LHF-Vice President of the United States
AHF-President of the United States
Morgan Freeman
Ruth McMillan
Secretary of Defense
Melissa Leo  
Leah Banning Radha Mitchell Piper Perabo
Edward Clegg
OHF-US Army General, Chief of Staff
LHF-US Army General, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs
Robert Forster  
Lynne Jacobs
Director of the United States Secret Service
Angela Bassett  
Ray Monroe
Deputy Director of the NSA
Sean O'Bryan  
Margaret Asher
former-First Lady of the United States of America
Ashley Judd  
Connor Asher Finley Jacobsen  
Dave Forbes
former-US Secret Service Agent
Dylan McDermott  
Agent Roma
United States Secret Service, Special Agent-in-Charge
Cole Hauser  
Kang Yeonsak Rick Yune  
Jacqueline Marshall
MI6, Secret Intelligence Service Agent
  Charlotte Riley  
White House Deputy Chief of Staff
  Jackie Earle Haley  
Kevin Hazard
Commissioner of Greater London Metropolitan Police Service
  Colin Salmon  
Aamir Barkawi   Alon Aboutboul  
Kamran Barkawi   Waleed Zuaiter  
Wade Jennings   Danny Huston
Clay Banning   Nick Nolte
Helen Thompson
FBI Special Agent
  Jada Pinkett Smith
David Gentry
AHF-Secret Service Director
  Lance Reddick
Martin Kirby
AHF-Vice President of the United States
  Tim Blake Nelson

Additional crew and production details[edit]

Film Composer Cinematographer Editor(s) Production
Distributors Home Media
Running time
Olympus Has Fallen Trevor Morris Conrad W. Hall John Refoua Millennium Films,
Nu Image,
FilmDistrict Sony Pictures Home Entertainment March 22, 2013 119 minutes
London Has Fallen Ed Wild Paul Martin Smith and Michael Duthie Gramercy Pictures, Millennium Films,
Focus Features Universal Pictures Home Entertainment March 4, 2016 99 minutes
Angel Has Fallen David Buckley Gabriel Fleming Jules O'Loughlin Millennium Media,
Lionsgate Lionsgate Home Entertainment August 23, 2019 121 minutes


Box office performance[edit]

Film Box office gross Budget
Opening weekend
(North America)
North America Other territories Worldwide
Olympus Has Fallen[1] $30,373,794 $98,925,640 $71,344,561 $170,270,201 $70 million
London Has Fallen[2] $21,635,601 $62,524,260 $143,230,187 $205,754,447 $60 million
Angel Has Fallen[3] $21,380,987 $60,474,474 $53,100,000 $113,574,474 $40 million
Total $73,390,382 $222,078,722 $267,674,748 $489,599,122 $170 million
List indicator(s)
  • (A) indicates the adjusted totals based on current ticket prices (calculated by Box Office Mojo).[4]

Critical and public response[edit]

Film Rotten Tomatoes Metacritic CinemaScore
Olympus Has Fallen 49% (191 reviews)[5] 41 (30 reviews)[6] A-[7]
London Has Fallen 26% (191 reviews)[8] 28 (35 reviews)[9] A-[7]
Angel Has Fallen 39% (164 reviews)[10] 45 (32 reviews)[11] A-[7]


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  2. ^ "London Has Fallen (2016)". Box Office Mojo. IMDb. Retrieved July 30, 2017.
  3. ^ "Angel has Fallen (2019)". Box Office Mojo. IMDb. Retrieved September 16, 2019.
  4. ^ "Has Fallen Movies at the Box Office". Box Office Mojo. IMDb. Retrieved September 16, 2019.
  5. ^ "Olympus Has Fallen". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango. Retrieved August 22, 2019.
  6. ^ "Olympus Has Fallen". Metacritic. CBS. Retrieved August 25, 2019.
  7. ^ a b c "Cinemascore". Cinemascore.com. Retrieved August 25, 2019.
  8. ^ "London Has Fallen". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango. Retrieved August 25, 2019.
  9. ^ "London Has Fallen". Metacritic. CBS. Retrieved August 25, 2019.
  10. ^ "Angel Has Fallen". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango. Retrieved September 10, 2019.
  11. ^ "Angel Has Fallen". Metacritic. CBS. Retrieved August 25, 2019.