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Famous Movies Filmed in Canada

10 of the most recent movies I enjoy and where they were filmed in Canada. Also article contains production fee’s and box office take ins.

X-Men:

X-men to date is one of the best super hero movies in many peoples eyes. The movie was shot in Toronto, Canada on September 22, 1999 to March 3, 2000. The budget for this movie was a little over $75,000,000 but when it was done and hit movie theatres, it made over $295,999,717 worldwide.

Silent Hill:

I found Silent Hill to be a really good horror flick when it came out. It was full of action and always kept you on the edge of your seat through the whole movie. Silent Hill began filming on Colborne Street in Brantford, Ontario and in Hamilton Ontario as well as in Toronto. Filming started in September 19, 2003. The movie had a production cost of $50 million US and after being released raked in $99,982,632 million at the box offices worldwide.

The Pacifier:

In 2005, Vin Diesels movie “The Pacifier” hit the theatres. The movie was filmed in Key West Florida, Mississauga Ontario and in Toronto Canada. The budget for the movie was about $56 million. After being released in theatres on March 4, 2005 it made $198,006,880 million worldwide.

Resident Evil:

One of my favourite movies of all time was partially filmed here in Toronto, Canada. The movie was full of action and full of blood and kept you waiting and wanting more. The film had a production budget of only $35 million which is smaller then most budgets for high quality films like this one. Once it was released to the public the movie had generated over $103,200,000 worldwide.

Mean Girls:

Mean Girls was a huge hit when it was released in March 2004. The movie was filmed at Front Campus and Toronto University. Although it was a funny movie it wasn’t really my cup of tea. The budget for this film was again another low budget coming in at just a little over $18,000,000 million. Once it was released to theatres it brought in $128,947,227 worldwide at the box offices.

Tommy Boy:

This is an older movie but one of my favourites and I was surprised to find it had been filmed here in Canada only an hour away from where I’m living now. Tommy Boy was filmed in 8 different places through Canada and one other place in the United States. This films budget cost have not been found as of yet but it did gross $32,648,673 million worldwide at box offices. Although its not of one the best movies I have seen, it is very enjoyable and fun to watch if you want to kill some time.

Freddy Vs Jason:

I love a good horror flick and when this movie came out I figured you couldn’t go wrong with the 2 biggest names in Horror teaming up in one movie together. It wasn’t what I thought it would be but never the less it turned out to be a pretty good flick. This movie was filmed in Toronto Ontario as well as in British Columbia, Canada. The production budget for this film was about $25 million and once released to theatres in August 2003 and had made $114,326,122 worldwide at the box offices.

Capote:

Not a movie I enjoyed but many other people did. This movie was filmed in Austin, Texas and in the Stony Mountain Penitentiary in Manitoba, Canada. The films production budget was the lowest I have seen yet with only a $7 million dollar tab when it was done. After being released to theatres the movie didn’t do as well as expected but it did bring in $46,309,352 worldwide at the box offices.

Exit Wounds:

I totally loved this movie when it first came out and even to this day I still like to sit back and watch it from time to time. This film was shot in Calgary Alberta, Edmonton Alberta, Toronto Ontario and Hamilton Ontario all located with Canada. This movies budget was $33 million US and once released to the public in March 2001 the movie had brought in $79,958,599 worldwide at the box offices.

The Day After Tomorrow:

I loved this film and though it was one of the best movies I have ever saw in 2004. This movie was filmed in parts of Toronto Ontario and Montreal Quebec. It was also filmed in 8 different places in the states and even parts where done in Tokyo Japan. This films budget was one of the largest I have come across yet, coming in at a whopping $125 million US. Once the film was done production and was released to theatres, it made $542,740,799 worldwide at the box offices. To this day I still think this is one of the best movies I have ever seen.

There has been a lot more movies that have been filmed here in Canada, but these are my favourites. All box office numbers and production fee’s came from The Numbers, which I would like to thank for the valuable information I needed to complete my article.

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10 Comments
  1. Gail Nobles
    Posted May 31, 2008 at 7:06 am

    Great info. Didn’t know that the X-Men was filmed way off in Canada.

  2. Harry
    Posted January 16, 2009 at 8:17 am

    Wasn’t Police Academy filmed in Barrie, Ontario… big “B” movie profit of the 80’s?

  3. Great White North
    Posted January 10, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    Gail Nobles writes “Great info. Didn’t know that the X-Men was filmed way off in Canada.”

    You must think that Washington state, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota, Michigan, New York, Vermont, and Maine are way off to, since they are all on the 49th parallel (connected to Canada that is).

  4. Duane
    Posted January 14, 2010 at 4:16 am

    Just to let you know that X men was filmed in Burlington Ontario not in Toronto because I saw them filming on Lakeshore at Spencersmith park and the house is actually Paletta Mansion but also was filmed out west aswell.

  5. rockinrony
    Posted September 2, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    “First blood” was filmed in Hope B.C.

  6. Bill
    Posted September 18, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    XMen has some practical effects shots and indoor set shots filmed in Calgary at Currie Barracks.

  7. Valerie Volk
    Posted February 2, 2011 at 11:32 am

    THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS EVE

    This is an absolutely great film! Filmed in Edmonton, the music has become a classic played throughout North America at Christimas time! I enjoyed being an extra, twice, as a sales clerk in the main department store…

  8. Paul "Barry" Karn
    Posted March 25, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    I am 33 & live in my parents basement. I wet my bed with diarrhea!

  9. TriviaGuy
    Posted October 14, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    Duane, you are correct and incorrect at the same time. The scenes where they were approaching the Statue of Liberty were filmed in Spencer Smith Park, and I could see some of the scenes in the grounds of Prof X’s mansion being at Paletta. However, it was still filmed in Toronto as well as all internal scenes taking place at the mansion were inside Casa Loma on the northwest corner of Spadina and Davenport.

  10. TriviaGuy
    Posted October 14, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    Duane, you are correct and incorrect at the same time. The scenes where they were approaching the Statue of Liberty were filmed in Spencer Smith Park, and I could see some of the scenes in the grounds of Prof X’s mansion being at Paletta. However, it was still filmed in Toronto as well as all internal scenes taking place at the mansion were inside Casa Loma on the northwest corner of Spadina and Davenport.

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