Thor: Ragnarok set to break box office records, as all eyes look to the Gold Coast – Australia’s newest film hotspot.
Australian actor Chris Hemsworth headlined the highly anticipated premiere of Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok at Event Cinemas Robina on Friday 13 October.
Filmed on the Gold Coast from July to October 2016, Thor is tipped to top Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales as one of the biggest films ever to be produced in Australia.
It is the third instalment of the Marvels Studios’ franchise. The first two films in the Thor series earned a combined $1 billion at the global box office.
Principal photography took place at Village Road Studios with the newly completed $14.5 million Sound Stage 9 playing home to the Asgardian superhero adventure.
As a big screen destination of choice, the Gold Coast boasts a large film industry with a world-renowned crew base of nationally and internationally recognised technicians.
This has been a major draw card for international film producers not to mention the Gold Coast’s stunning array of diverse and accessible locations – allowing for almost any landscape to be replicated.
Strong collaboration and support from Federal Government, State Government and Local Council assisted in attracting Thor, which injected an estimated $300 million into the local economy.
Appearing in the film alongside Hemsworth will be a star studded line-up including Australian acting royalty, Cate Blanchett.
Top reasons international blockbusters are choosing to film on the Gold Coast:
The Gold Coast has produced over $1.7 billion worth of US productions. Check out what has been filmed here.
The Gold Coast is home to Village Roadshow Studios, which offers the largest facilities in the Southern Hemisphere.
Producers are often surprised by the diverse, largely undiscovered landscapes that can be found on the Gold Coast. See some of the amazing locations here.
The Gold Coast has a large crew base that are multi-skilled and versatile.
With the current Australian Dollar, filming in Australia is comparatively more affordable.
Support from all levels of government make filming is as easy as can be.
City of Gold Coast offers a film financial incentive (in addition to other government bodies).