It's pretty clear that The Fate of the Furious is the movie of the year. It beat out Disney's Star Wars: the force awakens in the box office and earned over $530 million worldwide. But did you know the movie featuring Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, and Charlize Theron filmed in Atlanta, Georgia?
We were fortunate enough to post and share several the casting calls for the feature film as it filmed throughout the ATL. Now according to the Motion Picture Association of America MPAA, production contributed over $65 million to George's local economy. As a result, local businesses across several economic sectors benefited. In addition, the movie employed over 1600 local workers but took home more than $25 million in wages.
The production of The Fate of the Furious spent nearly 200 days in Georgia. A significant portion of the production’s investment supported a wide array of in-state vendors, including numerous small businesses, such as:
- Over $17.6 million on local rentals and purchases for set decoration, production, and other supplies.
- Over $4.3 million on hardware and lumber supplies.
- More than $3.2 million on lodging.
- Over $2 million on catering, bakery goods and other food items.
- More than $2.7 million on transportation, including truck and car rentals.
“Not only does this film carry on a popular series, The Fate of the Furious exemplifies the incredible economic benefits the film industry brings to a state, MPAA Chairman and CEO Senator Chris Dodd stated.
"Thanks to Governor Nathan Deal and the State Legislature, Georgia’s competitive production incentive program has allowed the state’s motion picture and television industry to flourish. Their work significantly benefits local workers and businesses, as well as audiences everywhere.”