What is Gerard Butler’s net worth? Actor files $10M lawsuit over ‘Olympus Has Fallen’ profits
The ‘300’ star is suing the movie’s producers including Nu Image and Millennium Film over a dispute of profits
A day after Hollywood A-lister Scarlett Johansson sued Disney over releasing her stand-alone superhero flick ‘Black Widow’ on their streaming platform Disney Plus at the same time of its theatrical release, another Hollywood biggie has now filed a lawsuit over profits. Bonafide action star Gerard Butler has come forward to sue the production company of his 2013 surprise box-office hit ‘Olympus Has Fallen’.
According to Variety, the ‘300’ star is suing the movie’s producers including Nu Image and Millennium Film over a dispute of profits. The 51-year-old actor has filed a lawsuit against the aforementioned production houses for a whopping $10millon. Butler and his legal team claim that the actor is yet to receive the profits which the film earned and he has not seen a single penny of it. Speaking of lawsuits, we most recently saw Roy Moore suing Sacha Baron Cohen over a defamation case whereas, Faizon Love too made headlines for suing the makers of 'Couples Retreat' for whitewashing him from 2009 film's poster.
What does Gerard Butler’s lawsuit say?
According to Variety, the lawsuit filed by the renowned actor in Los Angeles Superior Court states, “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.” It further tells us, “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.” As published, Butler is yet to receive 10% of net profits, in addition to 6% of domestic adjusted gross receipts above $70 million along with 12% of foreign adjusted gross receipts above $35 million.
Butler apparently has issues with the irregular accounting statements he has received from the producer. The award-winning actor had run a few audits which revealed that domestic receipts were understated by $17.5 million, and producers’ receipts were understated by $12 million, including the $8 million that went to the executives.
How much was Gerard Butler paid for 'Olympus Has Fallen'?
According to Celeb Net Worth, Gerard Butler’s salary per year is $5.2million and since the actor signs only one movie per year, he rakes in the same amount. The actor’s total net worth adds up to a massive $31.2million. Speaking of ‘Olympus Has Fallen’, the film grossed over $170million at the global box office and it led to two other successful sequels namely 2016’s ‘London Has Fallen’ and 2019’s ‘Angel Has Fallen’.
The sleek action film was helmed by Antoine Fuqua, and revolved around disgraced Secret Service agent Mike Bannon played by Butler. The movie also starred Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, Robert Forster, Cole Hauser, Ashley Judd, Melissa Leo, Dylan McDermott, Radha Mitchell, and Rick Yune in prominent roles.
What is Gerard Butler’s net worth?
Starting with small roles in movies like ‘Mrs Brown’, ‘Tomorrow Never Dies’ and ‘Tale of the Mummy’, among a few others, Gerard Butler got a deserving breakthrough with movies like ‘Reign of Fire’ and ‘Lara Croft: Tomb Raider – The Cradle of Life’ in the early 2000s. Butler eventually bagged the role of Spartan King Leonidas in the mega-hit period action movie ‘300’ which made him an overnight star. According to Celebrity Net Worth, the actor is valued at an impressive $40million. Butler also appeared in mildly successful films like ‘Timeline’, 'Phantom of the Opera', ‘Dear Frankie’, ‘The Game of Their Lives’ and ‘Beowulf & Grendel’ but he ultimately revived his career with the 2013 ‘Olympus Has Fallen’ and its equally successful spin-offs.
Gerard Butler’s luxury houses
Gerard Butler reportedly shelled out a cool 582,000 pounds on a luxurious property in Glasgow, Scotland, in 2015. The house boasted three bedrooms and a private balcony, as reported by Celebrity Net Worth. In 2016, it was reported that the actor has listed his Los Angeles pad located in Los Feliz for $4.4M. The house located in the hillside neighborhood in the greater Hollywood area of Los Angeles was sprawled across 4,500-square-foot.
Gerard Butler also got himself a $2.57M worth duplex loft in Manhattan. The actor had purchased 3,300-sq-ft property in 2004 but later listed the property for a massive $6M after doing multiple renovations. Butler had also invested $6.45M on a mansion in Malibu which unfortunately burnt down in the 2018 fires in California.