Olympus Has Fallen (film series)

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Olympus Has Fallen
Based onCharacters
by Creighton Rothenberger
Katrin Benedikt
StarringGerard Butler
Aaron Eckhart
Morgan Freeman
(Full list below)
Release date
CountryUnited States
Budget$130 million
Box office$376 million

The Olympus Has Fallen film series includes action thriller movies based on the characters created by Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt. It stars Gerard Butler as 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 Allan Trumbull. The series consists of Olympus Has Fallen (2013) and London Has Fallen (2016), with the third film titled Angel Has Fallen, currently in production. The series has grossed over $376 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 and 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, Christian Gudegast and Chad St. John Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt Gerard Butler, Alan Siegel, Mark Gill, John Thompson, Les Weldon and Matt O'Toole
Angel Has Fallen August 23, 2019 (2019-08-23)[1] Ric Roman Waugh Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt

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, 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.

Angel Has Fallen (2019)[edit]

In October 2016, it was announced that a sequel titled Angel Has Fallen is in development, with Gerard Butler reprising his role, as well as serving as producer. Butler will reportedly be more involved in the production of the film.[2] By July 2017, Ric Roman Waugh was announced as director for the film.[3]

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  
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  

Additional crew & production details[edit]

Film Composer Cinematographer Editor(s) Production
Running time
Olympus Has Fallen Trevor Morris Conrad W. Hall John Refoua Millennium Films
Nu Image
FilmDistrict Distribution, LLC 119 minutes
London Has Fallen Ed Wild Paul Martin Smith and Michael Duthie Gramercy Pictures
Millennium Films
Lionsgate Films
Focus Features LLC 99 minutes
Angel Has Fallen TBA Gabriel Fleming Jules O'Loughlin Millennium Films
Lionsgate Films


Box office performance[edit]

Film Release date Box office gross Budget
Opening weekend
(North America)
North America Other territories Worldwide
Olympus Has Fallen March 22, 2013 $30,373,794 $98,925,640 $71,344,561 $170,270,201 $70,000,000 [4]
London Has Fallen March 4, 2016 $21,635,601 $62,524,260 $143,230,187 $205,754,447 $60,000,000 [5]
Total $161,449,900 $214,574,748 $376,024,648 $130,000,000 [6]
List indicator(s)
  • (A) indicates the adjusted totals based on current ticket prices (calculated by Box Office Mojo).

Critical and public response[edit]

Film Rotten Tomatoes Metacritic CinemaScore
Olympus Has Fallen 48% (183 reviews)[7] 41 (30 reviews)[8] A-[9]
London Has Fallen 25% (175 reviews)[10] 28 (35 reviews)[11] A-[9]


  1. ^ Kilday, Gregg (November 29, 2018). "Gerard Butler's 'Angel Has Fallen' Gets Summer 2019 Release Date". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 29, 2018.
  2. ^ Lodderhose, Diana (October 26, 2016). "Gerard Butler Heads To Millennium Films' Threequel 'Angel Has Fallen'". Deadline. Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  3. ^ Kroll, Justin (July 25, 2017). "'Shot Caller' Director Boards 'Olympus Has Fallen' Sequel 'Angel Has Fallen'". Variety. Retrieved July 27, 2017.
  4. ^ "Olympus Has Fallen". Box Office Mojo. July 30, 2017.
  5. ^ "London Has Fallen". Box Office Mojo. July 30, 2017.
  6. ^ "Has Fallen Movies at the Box Office". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved July 30, 2017.
  7. ^ "Olympus Has Fallen". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved July 30, 2017.
  8. ^ "Olympus Has Fallen". Metacritic. CBS. Retrieved July 30, 2017.
  9. ^ a b "Cinemascore". Cinemascore.com. Retrieved September 16, 2014.
  10. ^ "London Has Fallen". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved July 30, 2017.
  11. ^ "London Has Fallen". Metacritic. CBS. Retrieved July 30, 2017.