Production of Twentieth Century Fox’s “Independence Day: Resurgence” generated over $44 million for New Mexico’s economy, hired more than 5,750 local workers

July 1, 2016

WASHINGTON – The production of Twentieth Century Fox’s “Independence Day: Resurgence” was responsible for a major boost to New Mexico’s local economy, according to new figures from the studio. The film generated more than $44 million in local economic activity and hired over 5,750 local workers, who took home more than $19.4 million in wages.

The film spent 158 days on location in New Mexico, with a significant portion of the production’s spending going toward a wide array of in-state businesses and industries. Among others, key expenditures included:

  • Over $3.72 million on hardware and lumber supplies
  • More than $1.8 million on transportation, including truck and car rentals
  • Over $1.26 million on local wardrobe expenses
  • More than $1.27 million on catering, bakery goods and other food items

MPAA Chairman and CEO Senator Chris Dodd stated, “I hope moviegoers heading to the cinema this holiday weekend will be mindful of the fact that it can take thousands of people and countless hours of work to bring a film to life, as exemplified by ‘Independence Day: Resurgence.’ In particular, New Mexico’s small businesses and local workers continue to reap the benefits from major productions because of the state’s competitive production tax incentive program, which is thriving under the leadership of Governor Martinez and the State Legislature.”

“The numbers reflected here demonstrate the very meaningful impact that the film and television industry has on the New Mexico economy – and just how deep that impact goes. Maybe less obvious, however, is the incredible level of skill and dedication on the part of New Mexico crew and businesses that were able to service such a demanding industry and an incredibly complex project like ‘Independence Day: Resurgence,’” said New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis.

About the MPAA
The Motion Picture Association of America Inc. (MPAA) serves as the voice and advocate of the American motion picture, home video and television industries from its offices in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. Its members include: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures; Paramount Pictures Corporation; Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.; Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation; Universal City Studios LLC; and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.


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