The latest film in the series, "Fast & Furious 8: The Fate of the Furious," spent more than $65 million in the Peach State when it filmed here from Jan. 23, 2016 to October 31, 2016.
Here were some of the film's expenditures, according to the Motion Picture Association of America and the Georgia Department of Economic Development's Office of Film, Music and Digital Entertainment:
- $17.6 million on local rentals and purchases for set decoration, production and other supplies
- $3,291,787 on hotel room nights
- $4,346,992 on hardware, lumber and supplies
- $2,005,007 on catering and other food
- $1,628,858 on transportation and truck rental
- $1,076,117 on rental cars (for a total of 5,490 rental days)
- $435,772 on gasoline
The film also employed more than 1,600 local workers, who took home more than $25 million in wages.
Georgia’s TV and Film Industry Now Brings in $7 Billion a Year, Fueled by Smart Incentives
In the past year alone, big-ticket films like Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2, The Fate of the Furious, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Hidden Figures, Marvel’s Black Panther and Pitch Perfect 3 filmed in and around Atlanta.
The list of TV productions based there is also impressive: The Walking Dead, Stranger Things, 24: Legacy, FX’s breakout hit Atlanta, The Vampire Diaries and MacGyver—plus all of Tyler Perry’s series for OWN and TLC call the Atlanta area home. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg: the full list of film and TV productions currently filming in Georgia can be found here.