Mark Wahlberg movie spent $20m in Massachusetts
Mark Wahlberg’s comedy sequel Daddy’s Home 2 delivered around $20m for Massachusetts, where the movie filmed for over 100 days.
Producers spent the bulk of the money on local wages, while nearly $3m was spent on local supply rentals and almost $2m was paid for accommodation, according to figures from the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA).
“According to Paramount Pictures, the film supported more than 350 local businesses in communities across Massachusetts,” said Charles H Rivkin, CEO of the MPAA.
“Thanks to the state’s competitive production incentive programme, our industry will continue to film on location in Massachusetts, creating high-paying jobs, generating revenue for the state and driving economic growth.”
Wahlberg films regularly in Massachusetts, having also shot the Ted comedy movies and Patriots Day in the state.
Massachusetts offers a 25% filming tax credit for projects that spend at least $50,000 locally.
The eastern state recently hosted X-Men movie The New Mutants, which shot on the site of a former psychiatric hospital near Boston. Television drama Castle Rock, based on stories by horror writer Stephen King, is currently in production locally.
See KFTV's production guide for more on filming in Massachusetts.
Image: Paramount Pictures