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.


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.


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.

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