Within the wake of “Black Widow” big name Scarlett Johansson hitting Disney with accusations of short-shrifting her on earnings, motion big name Gerard Butler filed his personal declare in opposition to Nu Symbol and Millennium Media. Filed only a day after Johansson’s, Butler’s swimsuit flew below the radar, however was once no much less explosive in its allegations. In accordance to the Hollywood Reporter, Butler and his attorneys asserted that the studio have been hiding earnings and under-reporting the cash made on his 2013 motion car, “Olympus Has Fallen.”
The blockbuster, directed by way of Antoine Fuqua (“The Magnificent Seven”), took in $172 million globally, in accordance to business monitoring web page The Numbers. It spawned a trilogy of flicks starring Butler, with the 3rd movie, “Angel Has Fallen,” touchdown in 2019. The 2013 authentic, Butler claimed, had in reality earned $17.5 million greater than the studio reported to him, as he found out after an auditor had tested the books. He even discovered an unreported $8 million in bonuses paid out to studio executives, and just about a decade later he was once difficult $10 million as reimbursement.
“Manufacturers have earned tens of thousands and thousands of bucks from ‘Olympus,’ however refuse to pay Butler a penny of the grosses and earnings promised to him within the events’ settlement,” the swimsuit declared. “Butler labored with Defendants to create a extremely a success movie franchise. He calls for his fair proportion.”