Toronto, are you ever in for a treat! World-travelling and award-winning immersive exhibit Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N.: The Experience is arriving sooner than you think! It has just been confirmed after a tease last month that it will run November 20, 2020 until January 31, 2021 at Yorkdale Shopping Centre!
We had the pleasure of previewing the 25,000 square foot space devoted entirely to the fandom of Marvel’s Avengers, but not only this – it gives fans, no matter what age, a coveted chance to experience what it’s like to be a member of the Avengers team! Agents all come in with their own individual personas and their own specialities, so this is really all about you!
Safety is everyone’s top concern right now. Guest Experience Manager Mark Fraser-Davidson tells us, “The Toronto exhibit has been built specifically with COVID-19 in mind”. They have had to get creative in putting together contact-free ways to interact, with frequent sanitation (yes, we saw “Hulk Serum” sanitizer), boosted ventilation and social distancing measures in place. Guests are advised still to practice and observe COVID-19 safety protocols when attending.
The dazzling display contains individual rooms devoted to some of our favourite Avengers including Iron Man (you have an opportunity to transform into him!), Hulk, Captain America, Thor and a Toronto-exclusive in Black Panther, as we commemorate the late Chadwick Boseman. Actual set pieces, models and costumes are enclosed behind glass, and we learned that the latter’s costume is valued at $40k! Even Supervillain Thanos is paid tribute to here with his own section. Actors are present to send us on and guide us through our mission, for an even more heightened experience.
See some of our Snaps from start to finish!
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We learned that a cap of 40 people will be allowed in every 15 minutes, with a space so large that up to 1,500 people can be accommodated at the exhibit.
Guests have three ticketing options:
General – you must attend at a set time slot.
Flexi – you have a two hour window in which you can enjoy the experience.
VIP – you get increased flexibility with the ability to change your time, with a green screen print of yourself with The Avengers, a VIP Poster and a lanyard.
The Exhibit which can run you between an hour to 90 minutes, also has a retail space with a variety of Avengers merchandise, from figurines to face masks. We learned that clothier Roots and the Exhibit also will collaborate for some special limited edition pieces as well!
It is located directly across from the LEGO store and if you are driving, it is best to park around Shopper’s Drug Mart.
Learn more about Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N.: The Experiencehere.
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(Photo credit: Mr. Will Wong/Mark Fraser–Davidson)
After massively-successful runs around the world including London, Seoul, Las Vegas, Paris, Beijing and India, MARVEL’s AVENGERS STATION, an interactive exhibit devoted entirely to these iconic superheroes, is coming soon to Toronto! Yorkdale Shopping Centre will play host to the event, with safety protocols and guidelines in effect.
For now you can sign-up here for notification when tickets are available to purchase.
We are overjoyed to give our Canadian Readers a chance to win a copy of record-shattering AVENGERS: ENDGAME on Blu-rayTM!
Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Endgame,” the climactic conclusion to an unprecedented, 11-year cinematic journey in which the Avengers take one final stand against Thanos, delivered the biggest opening weekend in history and is currently one of the highest-grossing films of all time.
Fans who bring home “Avengers: Endgame” will gain hours of additional screen time with their favourite cast members and filmmakers who have shaped the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Bonus features include a tribute to the great Stan Lee; the tale of Robert Downey Jr.’s casting as Iron Man; the evolution of Captain America; Black Widow’s dramatic story arc; directors Anthony and Joe Russo’s experience at the helm of both “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Avengers: Endgame”; the making of an epic battle scene with the women of the MCU; the creation of Bro Thor; deleted scenes; a gag reel and more.
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Walt Disney Studios Canada release AVENGERS: ENDGAMETuesday, August 13, 2019 on DVD, 4K and Blu-rayTM. It arrives on Digital in HDFriday, July 30, 2019.
TOY STORY 4 prevails again a second week at the Box Office, taking $56 million in week two from 4,575 theatres for Disney, taking it to $235 million in a two week run thus far.
ANNEBELLE COMES HOME lands a distant second with $16.4 million in its debut from 3,613 theatres for Warner Bros. Franchise best still belongs to the first Film in the Series, with $37.1 million back in 2014. It gets 69% on the Tomatometer and a B- CinemaScore.
YESTERDAY debuts in third with $15 million from 2,603 theatres for Universal Pictures. The latest from Danny Boyle gets 61% on the Tomatometer and an A- CinemaScore.
ALADDIN is in fourth with $8.8 million, a total $305 million grossed in North American to date for Disney.
AVENGERS:ENDGAME gets a re-release with additional footage, placing in fifth with $6.3 million from 2,025 theatres for Disney.
JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3 – PARABELLUM rounds-out this Top Ten with $2.5 million for eOne Films/Lionsgate Films.
DISNEY’S ALADDIN soars the skies in its debut, taking $84.9 million from 4,476 theatres Memorial Day weekend. By the end of the American long weekend it will be in around $106.5 million. This is Disney’s second-highest Memorial Day opening ever, behind Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, back in 2007. It gets an A CinemaScore and 58% on the Tomatometer.
JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3 – PARABELLUM lands in second spot after taking too spot last weekend. It still goes strong with $24.2 million this weekend, a two week tally of $106.8 million by end of day Monday for Lionsgate Films/eOne Films.
AVENGERS: ENDGAME places third with $16.6 million, a five-weekn run of $802.8 million in North America for Disney.
BRIGHTBURN opens in fifth with $8 million for Sony Pictures, at 2,607 theatres. It gets 58% on the Tomatometer.
BOOKSMART opens in sixth spot with $7 million from 2,505 theatres for eOne Films/United Artists Releasing. It gets a hearty 97% on the Tomatometer and a B+ CinemaScore.
LONG SHOT rounds things out in tenth with $1.6 million in its fourth week for Lionsgate Films/eOne Films.
JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3 – PARABELLUM terminates the three-week reign of AVENGERS: ENDGAME with a smashing debut this weekend, taking a franchise best of $56.9 million from 3,850 theatres for Lionsgate Films/eOne Films. This entry bests 2017’s Chapter Two which opened with $30.4 million and gets 88% on the Tomatometer, while audiences gave it an A- CinemaScore.
AVENGERS: ENDGAME in its fourth week out falls to second spot with $27.7 million from 4,220 theatres for Disney/Marvel. Its run comes to $769 million domestically.
POKEMON: DETECTIVE PIKACHU lands in third with $23 million for Warner Bros., a total $92.1 million made across North America in two weeks.
A DOG’S JOURNEY opens in fourth with $8.7 million from 3,267 theatres for Universal Pictures. It gets 50% on the Tomatometer and an A CinemaScore. This placing is unable to best its 2017 Predecessor A DOG’S PURPOSE which opened with $18.2 million.
THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR places eighth in its first week out with $2.8 million from 2,073 theatres for Warner Bros. Critics give it 50% on the Tomatometer, Audiences gave it a B- CinemaScore.
UGLYDOLLS rounds out the Top Ten with $1.7 million for STX Entertinament/VVS Films, earning $17 million over three weeks.
In an historic event, AVENGERS: ENDGAME knocks it way out of the ballpark with a $356 million opening this weekend in its debut at the Box Office! It plays at 4,662 theatres (widest release of all time) for Disney/Marvel and along with those numbers comes great acclaim, as it reaches 96% on the Tomatometer for Critics, while achieving a super-rare A+ CinemaScore. The previous highest opening of all time in North America belonged to 2018’s AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR with a $257.6 million debut and it might a while before we see another Film open to these numbers. In Canada, it sets a record as the highest opening ever for a Film according to Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Canada, taking-in $28.9 million. Globally, it will hit $1.2 billion+ this weekend.
CAPTAIN MARVEL gets a bit of resurgence, bit still a v. distant second, with $8.3 million from 2,435 theatres for Disney/Marvel also, bringing its run to $413.8 million domestically over eight weeks.
THE CURSE OF LA LLORONA lands in third with $7.8 million for Warner Bros., a two week total of $41.5 million in North America.
BREAKTHROUGH places fourth with $7.2 million it its second week, a total $27 million in two weeks for 20th Century Fox
SHAZAM! is in fifth with $5.6 million, a total $131.2 million for Warner Bros. over four weeks.
PENGUINS rounds-out the Top Ten with $1.1 million, a total $5.7 million grossed for Disney over two weeks.
The purple carpet was rolled out for the Canadian Premiere of AVENGERS: ENDGAME at Scotiabank Centre. The fourth and final film in the Avengers franchise and 22nd film set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is projected to smash Box Office records this weekend in its debut, already earning $107 million worldwide before its release. It takes place after the destructive events that take place in AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR after Thanos’ (Josh Brolin) snap of a finger which leads to half the living being wiped-out. We see the band of surviving superheroes come together to undo the destruction, including Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo), James Rhodes (Don Cheadle), Scott Lang (Paul Rudd), Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner), Nebula (Karen Gillan), Okoye (Danai Gurira) and Rocket (Bradley Cooper). For the first time ever, Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) appears in the Avengers franchise.
This tour-de-force finale from Joe and Anthony Russo would have made Marvel mastermind Stan Lee proud. It runs high on action and emotion and cannot be missed, even if you have missed some installments of the MCU!
While the World Premiere in Los Angeles earlier this week brought out the Cast, including faces of present and past in the MCU, Toronto had some familiar faces come out to support the affair including two Toronto Raptors riding the high of their victory Tuesday night, landing them second in the Eastern Conference, Fred Vanvleet and Danny Green. Wynonna Earp star Dominique Provost-Chalkley who starred in AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, Barenaked Ladies’ Ed Robertson, Director Jonathan Wright, Youtube stars Epic Meal Time, Jade Hassouné, star of popular series SHADOWHUNTERS,Holmes and Holmes’ Mike Holmes Jr., Lost Girl star Kris Holden-Ried, American Gods star Devery Jacobs and Will Kemp who is filming Netflix figure skating series SPINNING OUT currently in the City.
See some Snaps from the night:
Epic Meal Time
Ed Robertson (Barenaked Ladies)
Will Kemp x Jonathan Wright
Mike Holmes Jr.
Marvel Entertainment Canada release AVENGERS: ENDGAMEFriday, April 26, 2019.
(Photo/video credit: Mr. Will Wong/Marvel Entertainment Canada)