Top 90 grossing films shot in Georgia since 2008, the year the juiced-up tax credits went into effect

Originally posted Tuesday, June 26, 2018 by RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com on the AJC Buzz blog

(Last updated November 13, 2019)

Generous tax credits have brought in a flood of TV and film production into the state of Georgia. Hear are the top 92 domestic grossing films since 2008 shot (at least in part) here. I credit www.boxofficemojo for the numbers. (I have been regularly updating this list since 2018.)

Not surprisingly, superhero films dominate the top of the chart with no shortage of sequels and remakes included. So far, 27 films have broached the magic $100 million mark domestically. The top-grossing Tyler Perry film hit $90 million.

There have been only a handful of films that would be considered “prestige” Oscar bait e.g. “Selma,” “42,” “The Blind Side, “ “Flight” and ‘First Man.”

These numbers are not adjusted for inflation. 

The parentheticals are the Rotten Tomatoes critical ratings with anything above 60 considered good.

The most popular movie for critics was “Selma” (98% positive) followed closely by “Black Panther” (97%). Others liked by more than 90 percent of critics included “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” “Thor: Ragnarok” and “Baby Driver.” (Some films only did reshoots or a small percentage of scenes in Georgia such as “Thor” and “Gemini Man.”)

Only one film was disliked by more than 90 percent of critics: “Boo 2! A Madea Halloween” (6%). Films that more than 80 percent of critics gave a thumbs down to were mostly comedies: both “Ride Along” films, “Identity Thief,” “Let’s Be Cops,” Parental Guidance,” “Divergent: Allegiant,” “Baywatch,” “Temptation,” “Blended,” “Dirty Grandpa” and “The Watch.” 

This features every film I could think of that grossed at least $35 million domestically and was released since 2008. (If I missed one, please email me at rho@ajc.com and I’ll add it.)

  1.  “Avengers: Endgame” $858,373,000 (94%)
  2. “Black Panther” $700,059,566 (97%)
  3.  “Avengers: Infinity War” $678,815,482 (87%)
  4.  “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” $424,668,047 (89%)
  5.  “Captain America: Civil War” $408,084,349 (91%)
  6.  “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” $404,515,480 (76%)
  7.  “Furious 7” $353,007,020 (80%)
  8.  “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1” $337,135,885 (67%)
  9.  “Spider-Man: Homecoming” $334,201,140 (92%)
  10.  “Thor: Ragnarok” $315,058,289 (92%)
  11. “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2” $281,723,902 (70%)
  12.  “The Blind Side” $255,959,475 (67%)
  13.  “The Fate of the Furious” $226,008,385 (66%)
  14. “Ant-Man and the Wasp” $216,644,740 (88%)
  15.  “Fast Five” $209,837,675 (77%)
  16.  “Ant Man” $180,202,163 (82%)
  17.  “X-Men: First Class” $146,408,305 (86%)
  18.  “Ride Along” $134,938,200 (19%)
  19.  “Identity Thief” 134,506,920 (19%)
  20. “Divergent: Insurgent” $130,179,072 (41%)
  21.  “Sully” $125,070,033 (86%)
  22. “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” $127,352,707 (75%)
  23.  “Godzilla: KIng of the Monsters” $110,500,138, (41%)
  24. “Baby Driver” $107,825,862 (93%)
  25. “Pitch Perfect 3” $104,897,530 (32%)
  26. “The Mule” $103,804,407 (69%)
  27. “Passengers” $100,014,699 (31%)
  28.  “Rampage” $99,345,950 (52%)
  29.  “42” $95,020,213 (79%)
  30. “Flight” $93,773,375 (78%)
  31. “Ride Along 2” $91,221,830 (13%)
  32.  “Tyler Perry’s Madea Goes to Jail” $90,508,336 (28%)
  33.  “The Accountant” $86,260,045 (52%). 
  34. “Dumb and Dumber To” $86,208,010 (29%)
  35. “Let’s Be Cops” $82,390,774 (18%)
  36. “Goosebumps” $80,080,379 (76%)
  37. “Parental Guidance” $77,267,296 (17%)
  38. “Night School” $76,885,785 (29%)
  39. “Zombieland” $75,590,286 (90%)
  40. “A Madea Family Funeral” $73,257,045 (12%)
  41. “Boo! A Madea Halloween” $73,206,343 (23%)
  42. “A Bad Moms Christmas” $72,110,659 (29%)
  43. “Game Night” $69,001,013 (83%)
  44. “The House With the Clock in Its Walls” $68,382,265 (66%)
  45.  “Instant Family” $67,363,237  (82%) 
  46. “Magic Mike XXL” grossed $66,013,057 (65%)
  47.  “Divergent: Allegiant”: $66,184,051 (12%)
  48.  “Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection” $65,653,242 (20%)
  49. “Last Vegas” $64,914,167 (45%)
  50. “The Boss” $63,285,885 (22%) 
  51. “Prisoners $61,002,302 (82%)
  52. “Blockers” $60,147,900 (83%)
  53. “Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too?” $60,095,852 (27%)
  54. “Zombieland: Double Tap” $59,307,162 (67%) *
  55. “Vacation” (2015) $58,884,188 (26%)
  56. “Baywatch” $58,060,186 (18%)
  57. “American Reunion” $57,011,521 (44%)
  58. “Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising” $55,455,765 (63%)
  59. “Office Christmas Party” $54,767,494(41%)
  60. “What Men Want” $54,611,903 (44%)
  61. “Tag” $54,210,515 (55%)
  62. “Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family” $53,345,287 (37%)
  63. “Life of the Party” $52,856,061 (38%)
  64. “Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas” $52,543,354 (20%)
  65. “Selma’ $52,076,908 (98%)
  66. “Footloose” $51,802,724 (69%)
  67. “Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All By Myself” $51,733,921 (63%)
  68. “Tyler Perry’s Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor” $51,975,354 (15%)
  69.  “American Made” $51,342,000 (86%)
  70. “Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween” $47,319,572 (6%)
  71.  “Gemini Man” $46,834,069 (25%) *
  72.  “Goosebumps 2” $46,489,581 (47%)
  73. “Blended” $46,294,610 (14%)
  74. “Hall Pass” $45,060,734 (34%)
  75. “Den of Thieves” $44,947,622 (41%)
  76.  “First Man” $44,936,545 (88%) 
  77. “All Eyez On Me” $44,922,302 (17%)
  78. “The Internship” $44,672,764 (35%)
  79. “Three Stooges” $44,338,224 (51%)
  80. “Need for Speed” $43,577,636 (22%)
  81. “Tyler Perry’s Acrimony” $43,537,768 (23%)
  82. “Uncle Drew” $42,469,946 (65%)
  83. “What To Expect When You’re Expecting” $41,152,203 (22%)
  84. “Love, Simon” $40,826,341 (92%)
  85. “Little” $40,673,960 (45%) 
  86. “The Crazies” $39,123,589 (71%)
  87. “The 15:17 to Paris” $36,250,957 (25%)
  88. “Mile 22,” $36,108,758 (23%)
  89. “Dirty Grandpa” $35,593,113 (11%)
  90. “The Watch” $35,353,000 (17%)

* as of November 4, 2019. Still in theaters

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Rodney Ho
Rodney Ho
Rodney Ho covers radio and television for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
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