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Two of the top three Christmas weekend movies filmed in Georgia

While "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" dominated the Christmas weekend box office, the two other films in the top three filmed in Georgia.

"Jedi" had a weekend haul topping $100 million, according to stats compiled by industry site Box Office Mojo. Next up were "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" and "Pitch Perfect 3." (They were a pretty distant No. 2 and 3, ticket-sales wise; they did a combined $77 million at the box office).

It'll be tricky to spot Georgia locations in "Jumanji," starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas, and Bobby Cannavale. It filmed primarily in Hawaii and then wrapped up here . Still, the project spent nearly $35 million here and employed more than 1,200 Georgians, according to the Georgia Department of Economic Development.

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