Real roar: Production put $31M into Hawaii

WASHINGTON – “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” stomped back into theaters this weekend, having already brought a roaring economic boon to the State of Hawaii, according to new production figures from the studio.

The film, which takes audiences on a quest to save Jurassic World’s remaining dinosaurs from volcanic extinction, generated more than $31 million in local economic activity and contributed more than $6.9 million in wages to over 1,200 local workers, a press release issued by Universal Pictures stated Friday.

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Featured actors Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard spent more than 25 days shooting on Oahu. To create the fictional Isla Nublar, the production drew on awe-inspiring backdrops that locals and tourists alike may recognize, including Kualoa Ranch, Puaena Point, Heeia Harbor and Dillingham Airfield. A significant portion of the production’s investments supported a wide array of in-state vendors and small businesses, such as:

More than $16.1 million spent on local rentals and purchases for set decoration, 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.

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More than $350,000 spent on local catering and other food items for the cast and crew.

More than $2,000 spent on local wardrobe.