Meanwhile, two lower-budget pictures -- the
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"Olympus Has Fallen," which stars Aaron Eckhart, Gerard Butler and Morgan Freeman, follows a former Secret Service agent as he single-handedly fights off terrorists who have taken over the White House. Directed by Antoine Fuqua, the R-rated action movie is so far generating the most interest among older men.
Financed by Avi Lerner's Millennium Entertainment, the roughly $70-million picture cost no money for U.S. distributor FilmDistrict to acquire, though the company has made a substantial marketing commitment.
The film is the first of two White House-set action films to hit theaters this year. In June,
"Admission" could be the first box-office bomb for
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