Rampage Pumps Money into Georgia, Tops Box Office

April 19, 2018

The film Rampage topped the box office this past weekend after generating $50 million for Georgia during production

Rampage filmed October 2016 through September 2017 at Third Rail Studios in Atlanta, as well as other local spots, before opening on April 13. The film from Warner Brothers and New Line earned $34.5 million this past weekend, beating out big-budget films like Ready Player One. Internationally, the film made an additional $115 million in 61 markets. The movie cost about $120 million to make.

 

According to the Georgia Department of Economic Development's Film, Music and Digital Entertainment Office, Rampage generated $50 million of economic impact here in Georgia and employed over 2,000 workers. 

 

Here's a list of some of the movie's local expenditures from BizJournal:

  • Lodging: $1,108,096 on 11,056 room days

  • Car rental: $635,803 on 18,454 days

  • Transportation/truck rental: $1,962,631

  • Catering, other food: $845,856

  • Hardware, lumber and supplies: $3,492,888

  • Office equipment, purchase and rental: $326, 714

  • In-state wardrobe purchases, dry cleaning and laundry: $247,244

  • Gasoline: $347,846

  • Camera package rental and purchase: $761,175

  • Grip/electric rentals and purchases: $3,690,462

  • Set decorations: $1,239,799

  • Other rentals and purchases, which included heavy equipment, sound packages, walkie-talkies, video props purchases/rentals, visual effects purchases and rentals, aerial, dailies, airfares, housing allowances: $5,423,013

  • Georgia cast and extras: $958,577 on 1,026 workers on 2,819 man days

  • Georgia security: $286,945 on 300 security members on 872 man days

  • Georgia crew: $20,720,617 paid to 939 crew members working 32,930 man days

  • Off-duty personnel, including police and fire: $58,326 paid to 85 workers on 127 man days

  • Facility rental, warehouse and stage: $2,818,800

  • All crew per diem payments: $1,961,508; 239 crew members paid from $60 to $100 daily

  • Private location fees: $1,542,342

  • Public location fees: $421,928

  • CIty, county and other government permit fees: $7,102

The film is based around a primatologist played by Dwayne Johnson, and an albino Gorilla named George, who team up to take on monster invaders. The concept was adapted from the 1980's video game of the same name. Also starring in the film is Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Joe Manganiello, Marley Shelton and more.  

 

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