HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - "Jurassic World: Lost Kingdom," set to open in theaters Thursday night, had a big impact on Hawaii's economy.
According to the Motion Picture Association of America, the film gave Hawaii a $31 million boost and more than $6.9 million in wages to over 1,200 Hawaii workers.
Film production in the islands lasted for more than 25 days, and made multiple stops around the islands, from Oahu to the Big Island.
It also made significant investments to small businesses in Hawaii:
- More than $16.1 million spent on rentals and purchases for set donation, production, and other supplies.
- More than $3.1 million spent on lodging.
- More than $1.2 million spent on transportation, including truck and car rentals.
- More than $370,000 spent on hardware and lumber supplies.
- More than $350,000 spent on local catering and food items for cast and crew.
- More than $2,000 spent on wardrobe.
"When a feature film the size of Jurassic World calls Hawaii 'home,' it generates a global marketing for our destination and hundreds of jobs that contribute significantly to strengthening Hawaii's creative economy, which is anchored by Hawaii's film and media industries," said state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism Director Luis P. Salaveria.
The film, which stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, and others, can be seen in theaters starting at 7 p.m.