This DOES put a smile on my face…
Now that the dust has settled (pun intended), the impact of ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ can truly be analyzed. Not only did it shatter many global box office records and the emotions of fanboys/girls everywhere. It injected a Thanos-sized cash stream into the Peach State’s economy.
The massive motion picture generated a staggering $182 Million for the city of Atlanta and the Georgia businesses that took part in the production of the film. It is indeed a blockbuster in every sense of the word for the Peach State. Avengers: Infinity War paid $65M of the $182M in wages directly to Georgians. Here’s a quick breakdown of how that $65M was distributed:
* $11.3 million on grip and electric rentals and purchases.
* More than $4 million on local rentals and purchases for set decoration.
* More than $6.6 million on camera rentals and purchases.
* $4.2 million on catering, bakery goods and other food items.
* More than $6.7 million on hardware and lumber supplies, and equipment.
* More than $7.2 million on transportation, including truck and car rentals.
The movie also employed a cast and crew of more than 3,000 people.
“Every time we come back to make a movie here in Georgia, the experience gets better,” said David Grant, VP, Physical Production, Marvel Studios. “The infrastructure for film production continues to improve and the bench of creative professionals we can draw on gets deeper – and that’s because as a community you have committed to making Georgia a great place to make films and television shows.”
Marvel Studios have basically set up shop at Pinewoods Studios Atlanta since it first opened in 2014, with Ant-Man being the first production to use the facility. Since then almost every MCU film has used the Fayetteville location as its principal photography base camp such as Captain America: Civil War, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Spider-Man: Homecoming, as well as Avengers: Infinity War, its still-untitled sequel, and Ant-Man And The Wasp. Black Panther (filmed at EUE/Screen Gems Studios instead) recently brought in $83M to the local economy. Just an idea of how these blockbusters also help the economy of the state to flourish.