A piece of Wakanda in Georgia

Marvel Studios latest release, Black Panther, has been the most anticipated and talked about movie of 2018. Premiering earlier this month, the groundbreaking superhero movie positioned itself as a cultural phenomenon and a must-see movie for everyone.

Did you know it was filmed in Georgia? During a special screening of the movie – MPAA Chairman and CEO Charles Rivkin noted that Black Panther generated $83.9 Million to the state’s economy. Rivkin also pointed out that the film contributed over $26.5 million in wages and employed more than 3,100 workers across the state.

“Black Panther” has also crossed the $700 million mark globally in just two weekends of release and will cross $400 million domestically on its 10th day of release, according to CNN. The film has yet to open in China or Japan.

Georgia is often home to Marvel’s magnificent movies. As the No. 1 filming location in the world – box office hits including Ant Man and Captain America: Civil War were also filmed right here in Georgia.

In FY17, direct production spending in Georgia totaled $2.7 billion and created more than 92,100 jobs. As Blank Panther continues to do amazing things and shatter records, we are proud to have a little piece of Wakanda right here in Georgia.

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