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Pitch Perfect franchise spent $40 million in Louisiana

Pitch Perfect 2 swag (Source: LSU Student Union's twitter) Pitch Perfect 2 swag (Source: LSU Student Union's twitter)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

A release Wednesday showed just how big of an impact major motion pictures can have on the South Louisiana economy.

Economic data shows that "Pitch Perfect" and "Pitch Perfect 2" combined to spend $40 million in the state and hired close to 800 people from Louisiana during filming.

Those productions also bought more than 7,000 hotel room nights.

Both films were shot completely in Louisiana including several notable Baton Rouge locations such as LSU, BRCC, Southern, Baton Rouge Magnet High School and the Old Louisiana Governor's Mansion.

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