'White House Down' Vs 'Olympus Has Fallen' Mashup: Casting the Perfect Mega-Movie

In March 2012, Sony Pictures and Millennium Films each purchased action spec scripts that were described, for better or worse, as "'Die Hard' in the White House." Released in March, Millennium's lower-profile "Olympus Has Fallen" took in $30.3 million its opening weekend en route to a domestic haul of $98.7 million. Sony waited three months to open the bigger-budget, star-powered "White House Down," which grossed $24.8 million this past weekend against tougher competition.



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