The Mule Saddles Up $11 Million for New Mexico and Georgia

December 14, 2018

WASHINGTON – The production of Warner Bros. Pictures’ The Mule hauled in much more than cameras, lighting, and equipment when it was filmed in New Mexico and Georgia. All told, the Warner Bros. Pictures’ production generated $11 million in combined economic activity for both states.

“From the spectacular dunes of White Sands National Monument to the banks of the Savannah River, filming of The Mule delivered jobs and other economic benefits to the States of New Mexico and Georgia,” said Charles Rivkin, Chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America. “Hundreds of workers in these communities helped bring The Mule to life.”

In New Mexico, the production filmed for six days in the Las Cruces area, spending nearly $1.3 million locally. More than 80 local workers took home wages totaling $400,000.

In Georgia, the production filmed for 33 days, spending $10 million in the communities of Atlanta, Rome, and Augusta. More than 400 local workers, including 100 extras, took home $4 million in wages.

For a behind-the-scenes look at The Mule, in theaters December 14, visit

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