Films Set in Hawaii Make Big Bucks
"50 First Dates" (Sony) grossed $121M at the domestic box office.
Look what I just found! Box Office Mojo has nicely sorted domestic box office grosses into neat little "films set-in-location X" categories. Well, only 4 U.S. locations are listed, but Hawaii's one of them! Let's have a look-see:
Films Set Primarily in...
(Note: These exclude films shot, but not set, in these locations. For example, "Jurassic Park," "Raiders of the Lost Ark," and "Tears of the Sun," were shot in Hawaii, but set in Costa Rica, the Middle East, and Africa, respectively. Highs in each category below are bolded.)
# of Films Since 1980: 16
Total Domestic Gross: $534.5M
Per Film Average: $33.4M
#1 Film: "Good Will Hunting" ($138.4M)
# of Films Since 1978: 9
Total Domestic Gross: $563.8M
Per Film Average: $62.6M
#1 Film: "Pearl Harbor" ($198.5M)
# of Films Since 1980: 19
Total Domestic Gross: $191M
Per Film Average: $10M
#1 Film: "Cop Land" ($44.8M)
# of Films Since 1978: 23
Total Domestic Gross: $1B
Per Film Average: $44.3M
#1 Film: "Catch Me If You Can" ($164.6M)
You know what this all means: set (and shoot) your film in Hawaii!
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