So let's see. The Simpsons Movie cost something around $75 million, with much of the work being done in Glendale and Burbank, California. And in its first three days of release it's collected a tidy sum:
The Simpsons family has taken over the worldwide box office with their first movie, raking in $84 million in the United States and more than $112 million in other countries.
20th Century Fox's massive publicity blitz paid off for the studio as "The Simpsons Movie" set an opening-day record for an animated film in Australia, Argentina, Chile and Colombia.
What interests us is that a movie raking in bucks of this bigness will beget more movies of the same type that will also get made in the eastern San Fernando Valley.