In recent years, the Peach State has become more notable for its role in the TV and movie industries. And in 2019, Georgia further solidified its reputation as the “Hollywood of the South.”
Despite calls for boycotting the state by some in the entertainment industry for political reasons, Georgia pulled in a record-setting $2.9 billion from the TV and film industry in fiscal year 2019.
At any given time, there are about 40 films or TV productions taking place throughout the state.
Since the state instituted generous tax credits in 2008, box office hits like “Avengers: Endgame,” “Black Panther” and the “Hunger Games” movies have been filmed here.
And Georgians should expect the trend to continue. A number of high-profile projects slated for release this upcoming year were shot right here.
But first, here’s a look back at some of the state’s top moments on the big screen in 2019.
From “Jumanji” to “Godzilla,” here’s a look at some of the top movies released in 2019 that were filmed (at least in part) in Georgia, according to box office numbers compiled by The Numbers.
2019 box office gross: $858,373,000
The overall top grossing film of the year, “Avengers: Endgame” was filmed, like others in the series, at Pinewood Studios in Fayetteville.
Jumanji: The Next Level
2019 box office gross: $183,791,805
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Kevin Hart’s “Jumanji: The Next Level” was filmed partially in Newnan, Ansley Park and at Georgia State University.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters
2019 box office gross: $110,500,138
The latest installment of Godzilla movies features scenes shot at Atlanta’s Blackhall Studios and other locations in Georgia.
Ford v. Ferrari
2019 box office gross: $106,621,378
An American car designer and his longtime friend look to revolutionize car racing in the 1960s. Starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale, part of the film was shot in Savannah.
Annabelle Comes Home
2019 box office gross: $74,152,591
Parts of the horror film, in which a babysitter awakes an evil doll, were shot in Atlanta.
A Madea Family Funeral
2019 box office gross: $73,257,045
Like other box office hits from Tyler Perry, “A Madea Family Funeral,” was filmed at Perry’s studios in Atlanta. The film is the final installment in Perry’s notable series.
Zombieland: Double Tap
2019 box office gross: $72,785,288
When a family moves to America’s heartland, they find themselves having to fend off evolved zombies. It was filmed mostly in Macon.
What Men Want
2019 box office gross: $54,611,903
The comedy, featuring Taraji P. Henson, was filmed in Atlanta.
2019 box office gross: $48,546,770
This Will Smith action movie was filmed, in part, at various locations in Georgia, including Savannah and Glennville.
2019 box office gross: $40,673,960
Starring Regina Hall, Issa Rae and Marsai Martin, this comedy was filmed throughout Atlanta.
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