War for the Planet of the Apes boosts B.C. economy by $81m

 War for the Planet of the Apes took top spot at the box office this past weekend. Production of the film boosted the B.C. economy by $81m | Photo: Sarunyu L/Shutterstock

Production of War for the Planet of the Apes boosted the B.C. economy by $81 million, according to the Motion Picture Association – Canada.

The movie, which with box-office revenue of more than US$56 million was this past weekend’s highest-grossing film, was filmed over 180 days in Vancouver and Tofino.

During that time, more than $45 million was spent on local cast, crew and background. Other spending included that for local office personnel, construction supplies, location fees, transportation costs, catering and craft service and hotels.

“The data released today signals the important role the film and television industry plays for B.C.’s economy,” MPA-Canada president Wendy Noss said.

“Productions like War for the Planet of the Apes not only make a big impact on the screen, they also support thousands of cast and crew members, local businesses and communities behind the scenes, from Vancouver to Ucluelet.”

MPA-Canada is an affiliate of Motion Picture Association of America, which works with Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox, Universal City Studios and Warner Bros. Entertainment.

Productions currently taking place in Vancouver include Supernatural, which is filming its 13th season, Once Upon a Time, The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow and Riverdale.

ecrawford@biv.com

@EmmaHampelBIV

comments powered by Disqus

More from Entertainment

VIFF draws a bead on YouTube, other digital platforms for ‘elevated’ content

Read Article

Vancouver tech firm goes Hollywood

Stake in L.A.-based film fund could signal more crossovers with entertainment sector

Read Article

BIV on Global BC August 9, 2017: Disney's own streaming service; CBS ...

Hayley Woodin discusses Disney pulling its movies from Netflix to launch its own service. Plus: CBS to expand streaming in Canada

Read Article

BIV on Global BC July 18, 2017: Netflix subscribers; Ashley Madison lawsuit

Tyler Orton discusses Netflix topping 100m subscribers worldwide. Plus: Ashley Madison pays $11.2m to settle lawsuit

Read Article

Vancouver’s Rainmaker focused on reanimating its fortunes

Bell deal lands TV channel for parent company of Vancouver animation house

Read Article

Subscribe to our mailing lists

You may withdraw your consent at any time.

* indicates required

Newsletters

* You can modify your newsletter subscriptions at the bottom of any newsletter you receive.
Business in Vancouver Media Group
303 West 5th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia
V5Y 1J6 · Canada
604-688-2398
×