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What Were The Highest-Grossing Movies Filmed In Each State?

The highest-grossing movies filmed in 30% of the states starred either Robert Downey Jr. or Shia LaBeouf.

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Using data from IMDbPro and Box Office Mojo, BuzzFeed has mapped out the top-grossing domestic movies filmed in each state.

Forrest Gump, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, and The Avengers make the most appearances, with four states each. The Transformers franchise appears more than any other, with nine appearances between its three films.

Shia LaBeouf is the actor with the most films that made the map, with nine, for his role as Sam Witwicky in the Transformers franchise. Robert Downey Jr. appears in six states for his role as Tony Stark in Iron Man 3 and The Avengers. Tom Hanks appears five times for his role as Forrest Gump and Chuck Noland in Cast Away.

The top-grossing movie filmed in the United States is Avatar — filmed in California and Hawaii — which grossed $760 million in the U.S. The lowest-grossing movie to make the map is Fargo, which was filmed in North Dakota and Minnesota and grossed only $24 million in the U.S.

There are only 13 states with a movie where no filming was done in California.

Released in 2006

Grossed $148 million in U.S. and $158 million worldwide

Scenes filmed at the Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Ala.

Scenes also filmed in North Carolina

Released in 2007

Grossed $318 million in the U.S. and $709 million worldwide

Aerial photography filmed in Columbia Bay, Ala.

Scenes also filmed in California, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Mexico, Nevada, and Oklahoma

Released in 2009

Grossed $402 million in the U.S. and $836 worldwide

Airplane boneyard scene filmed in Tucson, Ariz.

Scenes also filmed in California, China, Egypt, France, Jordan, New Jersey, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.

Filmed in 1939

Grossed $198 million in the U.S. and $390 worldwide

Opening credit scenes filmed in North Little Rock, Ark.

Scenes also filmed in California

Released in 2009

Grossed $760 million in the U.S. and $2.7 billion worldwide

Scenes filmed in Los Angeles, El Segundo, and Playa Vista, Calif.

Scenes also filmed in Hawaii and New Zealand

Released in 1996

Grossed $306 million in the U.S. and $811 million worldwide

Scenes filmed in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Scenes also filmed in Australia, California, Egypt, Georgia, Iceland, Indiana, Kenya, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Sweden, Texas, and Utah

Released in 2008

Grossed $317 million in the U.S. and $783 million worldwide

Scenes filmed in Bridgeport, Essex, and New Haven, Conn.

Scenes also filmed in Argentina, Brazil, California, Hawaii, and New Mexico

Released in 2004

Grossed $114 million in the U.S. and $255 million worldwide

Scenes filmed in Centerville, Del.

Scenes also filmed in New Jersey and Pennsylvania

Released in 2013

Grossed $408 million in the U.S. and $1.22 billion worldwide

Scenes filmed in Miami

Scenes also filmed in California and North Carolina

Released in 2013

Grossed $422 million in the U.S. and $826 million worldwide

Scenes filmed in Atlanta

Scenes also filmed in California, Hawaii, and New Jersey

Released in 2009

Grossed $760 million in the U.S. and $2.7 billion worldwide

Scenes filmed on the islands of Kaua'i, O'ahu, and Hawaii

Scenes also filmed in California and New Zealand

Released in 1999

Grossed $113 million in the U.S. and $217 worldwide

Scenes filmed in Pierce, Idaho

Scenes also filmed in Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Utah

Released in 2008

Grossed $533 million in the U.S. and $1 billion worldwide

Scenes filmed in Chicago

Scenes also filmed in California, England, and Hong Kong

Released in 2011

Grossed $352 million in the U.S. and $1.12 billion worldwide

Scenes filmed in Gary, Ind.

Scenes also filmed in California, Cambodia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, New York, Russia, Texas, Wisconsin, and Washington, D.C.

Released in 1996

Grossed $241 million in the U.S. and $494 million worldwide

Scenes filmed in Ames, Boone, Eldora, Rippey, and Whitten, Iowa

Scenes also filmed in California and Oklahoma

Released in 1990

Grossed $184 million in the U.S. and $424 worldwide

Scenes filmed in Fort Hays, Kan.

Scenes also filmed in Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wyoming

Released in 1988

Grossed $172 million in the U.S. and $354 worldwide

Scenes filmed in Covington, Newport, Silver Grove, and Melbourne, Ky.

Scenes also filmed in California, Indiana, Nevada, Ohio, and Oklahoma

Released in 2012

Grossed $292 million in the U.S. and $812 worldwide

Scenes filmed in Baton Rouge, La.

Scenes also filmed in Brazil and Canada

Released in 1994

Grossed $329 in the U.S. and $679 worldwide

Scenes filmed in Pemaquid and Port Clyde, Maine

Scenes also filmed in Arizona, California, Georgia, Montana, North Carolina, and South Carolina

Released in 2005

Grossed $209 million in the U.S. and $282 million worldwide

Scenes filmed in Assateague Island National Shore and St. Michaels, Md.

Scenes also filmed in California and Washington, D.C.

Released in 2007

Grossed $318 million in the U.S. and $709 million worldwide

Scenes filmed in Boston

Scenes also filmed in Arizona, California, Michigan, New Mexico, Nevada, and Oklahoma

Released in 2011

Grossed $352 million in the U.S. and $1.12 billion worldwide

Scenes filmed in Detroit and Rochester, Mich.

Scenes also filmed in California, Cambodia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, New York, Russia, Texas, Wisconsin, and Washington, D.C.

Released in 1995

Grossed $69 million in the U.S. and $75 million worldwide

Scenes filmed in Afton, Minneapolis, Stillwater, St. Croix, and St. Paul, Minn.

Released in 2011

Grossed $169 million in the U.S. and $211 million worldwide

Scenes filmed in Clarksdale, Greenwood, and Jackson, Miss.

Released in 1991

Grossed $130 million in the U.S. and $272 million worldwide

Scenes filmed at Lambert International Airport in St. Louis

Scenes also filmed in the Bahamas, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and West Virginia

Released in 1994

Grossed $329 in the U.S. and $679 worldwide

Scenes filmed at Blackfeet Indian Reservation and Glacier National Park, Mont.

Scenes also filmed in Arizona, California, Georgia, Maine, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Utah

Released in 1990

Grossed $184 million in the U.S. and $424 worldwide

Scenes filmed in unnamed locations in Nebraska

Scenes also filmed in Kansas, South Dakota, and Wyoming

Released in 2007

Grossed $318 million in the U.S. and $709 million worldwide

Scenes filmed in Las Vegas, Hoover Dam, and Valley of Fire State Park

Scenes also filmed in California, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Mexico, and Oklahoma

Released in 1995

Grossed $100 million in the U.S. and $264 million worldwide

Scenes filmed in Keene and Swanzey, N.H.

Scenes also filmed in Canada and Maine

Released in 2012

Grossed $448 million in the U.S. and $1 billion worldwide

Scenes filmed in Newark, N.J.

Scenes also filmed in California, England, India, Italy, New York, and Pennsylvania

Released in 2012

Grossed $623 million in the U.S. and $1.5 billion worldwide

Scenes filmed in Albuquerque, N.M.

Scenes also filmed in California, New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania

Released in 2012

Grossed $623 million in the U.S. and $1.5 billion worldwide

Scenes filmed in New York City and Bethpage, Long Island

Scenes also filmed in California, New Mexico, Ohio, and Pennsylvania

Released in 2013

Grossed $408 million in the U.S. and $1.22 billion worldwide

Scenes filmed in Cary, Currie, Kenansville, Oak Island, and Rose Hill, N.C.

Scenes also filmed in California and Florida

Released in 1996

Grossed $24 million in the U.S. and $49 million worldwide

Scenes filmed in Bathgate, Fargo, Grafton, Grand Forks, and Hallock, N.D.

Scenes also filmed in Minnesota

Released in 2012

Grossed $623 million in the U.S. and $1.5 billion worldwide

Scenes filmed in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Parma, Sandusky, Wilmington, and the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

Scenes also filmed in California, New Mexico, New York, and Pennsylvania

Released in 2007

Grossed $318 million in the U.S. and $709 million worldwide

Aerial photography filmed at Tinker Air Force Base

Scenes also filmed in Alaska, California, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Mexico, and Nevada

Released in 1996

Grossed $306 million in the U.S. and $811 million worldwide

Scenes filmed in Grants Pass, Ore.

Scenes also filmed in Australia, California, Colorado, Egypt, Georgia, Iceland, Indiana, Kenya, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, Sweden, Texas, and Utah

Released in 2012

Grossed $623 million in the U.S. and $1.5 billion worldwide

Scenes filmed in Pittsburgh

Scenes also filmed in California, New Mexico, New York, and Ohio

Released in 1998

Grossed $179 million in the U.S. and $360 million worldwide

Scenes filmed in Providence, R.I.

Scenes also filmed in Florida and Maryland

Released in 1994

Grossed $329 in the U.S. and $679 worldwide

Scenes filmed in Beaufort, Fripp Island Pritchardville, Vamville, and Yemassee, S.C.

Scenes also filmed in Arizona, California, Georgia, Maine, Montana, North Carolina, and Utah

Released in 2007

Grossed $219 million in the U.S. and $452 million worldwide

Scenes filmed at Mount Rushmore and Sylvan Lake, S.D.

Scenes also filmed in California, England, France, Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.

Released in 200

Grossed $233 million in the U.S. and $424 worldwide

Scenes filmed in Memphis

Scenes also filmed in California, Fiji, Philippines, Russia, and Texas

Released in 2011

Grossed $352 million in the U.S. and $1.12 billion worldwide

Scenes filmed in Houston

Scenes also filmed in California, Cambodia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, New York, Russia, Wisconsin, and Washington, D.C.

Released in 1994

Grossed $329 in the U.S. and $679 worldwide

Scenes filmed Monument Valley and Valley of the Gods, Utah

Scenes also filmed in Arizona, California, Georgia, Maine, Montana, North Carolina, and South Carolina

Released in 2009

Grossed $257 million in the U.S. and $382 million worldwide

Cliff plunge scene filmed at Rock of Ages' Smith Quarry in Barre, Vt.

Scenes also filmed in Alaska and California

Released in 2009

Grossed $402 million in the U.S. and $836 worldwide

Scenes filmed at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va.

Scenes also filmed in Arizona, California, China, Egypt, France, Jordan, New Jersey, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.

Released in 2010

Grossed $300 in the U.S. and $694 million worldwide

Establishing shots filmed in Seattle

Scenes also filmed in Canada

Released in 2011

Grossed $352 million in the U.S. and $1.12 billion worldwide

Scenes filmed in Milwaukee

Scenes also filmed in California, Cambodia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, New York, Russia, Texas, and Washington, D.C.

Released in 1991

Grossed $130 million in the U.S. and $272 million worldwide

Scenes filmed in Clay County, W.V.

Scenes also filmed in the Bahamas, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.

Released in 1990

Grossed $184 million in the U.S. and $424 worldwide

Scenes filmed in Jackson Hole, Wyo.

Scenes also filmed in Kansas, Nebraska, and South Dakota