Black Panther is breaking records and making history.

During a special screening of the movie, MPAA Chairman and CEO Charles Rivkin highlighted the contributions of the Marvel Studios production made to Georgia generated $83.9 million to the state’s economy.

Rivkin pointed out that the movie paid more than $26.5 million in wages to more than 3,100 workers across Georgia.

“Tonight, we are here to celebrate the talented individuals and vendors who help make Georgia the third largest production center in the nation, and who help bring to life stories, like Black Panther, that make a difference,” said Rivkin. “Black Panther has smashed records for advance ticket sales thanks to the hard work of local crew and vendors, and because the film reflects the breadth and diversity of our global communities.”

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Lupita Nyong’o at the World premiere of Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ held at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, USA on January 29, 2018. (Tinseltown / Shutterstock.com)

Black Panther is not the only Marvel Studios feature film shot in Georgia. Many of the other Marvel Cinematic Universe movies include Spider-Man: Homecoming and the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War.

Deputy Commissioner of the Georgia Film Office Lee Thomas added: “While hosting Marvel films, Georgia has doubled for New York, San Francisco, and even other galaxies! Now, with Black Panther, we can add the African nation of Wakanda to our resume. Black Panther employed thousands of Georgians, supported hundreds of local vendors, and created opportunities for film tourism.”

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