According to the Hollywood Reporter, "the official film office of the city and county of Los Angeles found that the features — whose budgets ranged from $4.5 million to more than $300 million — spent half of their production budgets in the U.S. That was the lowest share for the U.S. since FilmL.A. began its tracking in 2013."
For the third year in a row, California hasn’t created a single live-action movie with a budget of more than $100 million, according to the report.
Georgia made the largest commitment in North America with an investment of $800 million, but the U.K. invested even more — $822 million.
The total production spending in North America for the top 100 films surpassed $7.5 billion.
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In 2008, Georgia passed tax credits that led to the boom of film and TV in the region.
“Tax credits for film and television productions are rarely used to reduce taxes for filmmakers,” the FilmL.A. report noted. “Instead, their main function is to finance a portion of the film.”
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In addition to the more than 70 TV productions in the state, such as “The Walking Dead,” “Atlanta” and “Stranger Things,” 2017’s box-office hits featured hits like “I, Tonya” and “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.”
Georgia-filmed 2018 blockbusters “Black Panther” and “Avengers: Infinity War” are sure to make a splash in next year’s report.
A full list of 2017’s top movies filmed in Georgia:
- A Bad Mom's Christmas
- All Eyez on Me
- American Made
- Baby Driver
- Fist Fight
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
- I, Tonya
- Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (secondary)
- Logan Lucky
- Pitch Perfect 3
- Spider-Man: Homecoming
- The Fate of the Furious
- Thor: Ragnarok (secondary)
- Tyler Perry's Boo 2! A Madea Halloween
Download the full Film L.A. report at filmla.com.