Miami is top location, but how many movies were filmed in Florida – Naples Daily News

A-list actor Brad Pitt has been making waves in Daytona Beach but he’s not surfing.
The Academy Award winner is in Volusia County to film an unnamed movie that revolves around the world of Formula 1 racing, according to media reports.
Racing news website reported that the production has been filming during IMSA’s Roar Before The 24 test runs from Jan. 19 through 21, and will be the following week as the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship launches its season with the Jan. 25 through 28 Rolex 24 At Daytona.
With Pitt shining light on Daytona Beach in his new film, many might be wondering how many times the Sunshine State has been featured in top flicks over years. Luckily, travel platform Omio have decided to answer that burning question.
Omio experts looked at more than 300 U.S. cities, comparing their popularity among filmmakers to see which cities are the top film locations in the country. Not only did they track down the filming hot spots across America but they found the top filming locations within Florida.
Has your hometown been featured on the silver screen several times? See if it made the list!
Rounding out the top 10 cities, Miami has been the most featured Florida city in movies.
According to the study, roughly 6,241 have been filmed in the South Florida city. With 442,241 inhabitants within the sunny metropolis, that’s a ratio of 141 movies per resident.
Experts also determined the most iconic movie filmed within Miami’s border, which is the best sequel to ever be made — 1974’s “The Godfather Part II.”
These Florida cities placed within the top 100 cities in America:
Several movies were filmed in other Florida locations including Tallahassee with 418 movies, Gainesville with 328, West Palm Beach with 302, Davie with 279 and Clearwater with 223.
Some of the top movies for these Florida sites were “Donnie Brasco,” “Scarface,” “Creature of the Black Lagoon” and “Dawn of the Dead.”
Hey! We’re filming here!
It’s no shocker that New York City has had the most movies filmed there, racking up about 206,110 films over the years. With 8 million residents within its multiple boroughs, that’s a ratio of 234 per person.
What does the study determine the city’s top movie to be? It’s hard to argue with original 1972 classic “The Godfather,” starring Al Pacino and Marlon Brando.







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