The Biggest Box Office Hits Filmed in Each State

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Arizona: Raising Arizona

Many films have been shot in the deserts of Arizona including 2001: A Space Odyssey, Psycho, Planet of the Apes, Three Kings, and Forrest Gump. But one of the most iconic films that truly devoted the majority of its filming process to the state was Raising Arizona, a movie by the Coen brothers.

 

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Arkansas: Sling Blade

While not many films have been shot in Arkansas, Billy Bob Thornton’s film, Sling Blade, is one-of-a-kind.  This film has a 96% on Rotten Tomatoes and is quite simply a truly great film.

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The More You Know

  • "Dracula" was filmed in English during the day, and in Spanish at night.
  • Enya was James Cameron’s first choice to compose the music for Titanic.
  • In the movie 'The Hangover', no effects or prosthetics were created for Stu's missing tooth. Actor Ed Helms never had an adult incisor grow, and his fake incisor was taken out for the parts of filming where Stu's tooth is missing.
  • That slightly scandalous charcoal drawing of a topless Kate Winslet in Titanic was drawn by none other than the director himself, James Cameron.
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