ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The alien sequel “Independence Day: Resurgence” may have destroyed cities across the United States.
But the film generated more than $44 million for New Mexico, where the alien-invasion movie was filmed, according to the Motion Picture Association of America.
Numbers released by Twentieth Century Fox on Friday show the movie hired over 5,750 New Mexico workers and paid them around $19.4 million in wages. It also sparked more than $3.72 million spent on hardware and lumber supplies, numbered showed.
The film spent 158 days on location in New Mexico and the production, filmed at Albuquerque Studios, hired a number of New Mexico businesses.