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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.

    BuzzFeed / Hunter Schwarz and Chris Ritter

    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.

    Alabama: Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

    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

    Alaska: Transformers

    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

    Arizona: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

    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.

    Arkansas: Gone with the Wind

    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

    California: Avatar

    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

    Colorado: Independence Day

    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

    Connecticut: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

    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

    Delaware: The Village

    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

    Florida: Iron Man 3

    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

    Georgia: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

    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

    Hawaii: Avatar

    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

    Idaho: Wild Wild West

    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

    Illinois: The Dark Knight

    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

    Indiana: Transformers: Dark of the Moon

    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.

    Iowa: Twister

    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

    Kansas: Dances with Wolves

    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

    Kentucky: Rain Man

    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

    Louisana: Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2

    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

    Maine: Forrest Gump

    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

    Maryland: Wedding Crashers

    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.

    Massachusetts: Transformers

    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

    Michigan: Transformers: Dark of the Moon

    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.

    Minnesota: Grumpier Old Men

    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.

    Mississippi: The Help

    Released in 2011

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

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

    Missouri: Silence of the Lambs

    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

    Montana: Forrest Gump

    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

    Nebraska: Dances with Wolves

    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

    Nevada: Transformers

    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

    New Hampshire: Jumanji

    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

    New Jersey: Dark Knight Rises

    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

    New Mexico: Avengers

    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

    New York: Avengers

    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

    North Carolina: Iron Man 3

    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

    North Dakota: Fargo

    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

    Ohio: Avengers

    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

    Oklahoma: Transformers

    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

    Oregon: Independence Day

    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

    Pennsylvania: Avengers

    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

    Rhode Island: There's Something About Mary

    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

    South Carolina: Forrest Gump

    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

    South Dakota: National Treasure: Book of Secrets

    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.

    Tennessee: Cast Away

    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

    Texas: Transformers: Dark of the Moon

    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.

    Utah: Forrest Gump

    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

    Vermont: Star Trek

    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

    Virginia: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

    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.

    Washington: The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

    Released in 2010

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

    Establishing shots filmed in Seattle

    Scenes also filmed in Canada

    Wisconsin: Transformers: Dark of the Moon

    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.

    West Virginia: Silence of the Lambs

    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.

    Wyoming: Dances with Wolves

    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

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