IRON MAN 3!!!
Tonight is the night! Iron Man 3 premieres tonight at midnight! (As early as 9 at some theaters). Iron Man 3 marks the beginning of Marvel’s second phase of movies, and the first Marvel film since last years mega-blockbuster, The Avengers.
North Carolinians have even more reason to be excited about Tony Stark’s third adventure. The movies was filmed in Wilmington as well as the Raleigh/Durham area. Specifically, the facilities of SAS Software in Apex, NC were used in the film, presumably for Stark Industries. The film was NC’s largest film production to date.
This week MNP LLC released a report showing the spending that Iron Man 3 did in the Tar Heel State. According to the report, IM3 spent $179.8 million and employed 2,043 people. The report also found that the movie was responsible for over $104 million in labor income and engaged 719 vendors in 84 communities across the state.
Iron Man 3 opens this weekend, and after its expected success, hopefully more films see the advantages of filming in the Old North State!