June 2, 2013

Year to Date Box Office and Studio Scorecard

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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STUDIO SCORECARD.  No change in the studio worldwide box office rankings this week.  Universal is extremely hot with the broad international appeal of Fast & Furious 6, but there is still about $500 million to go to catch #1 Disney.  Fox, Paramount and Warner Brothers are very tightly bunched in the next tier.

Studio YTD June 2 2013

Looking at wide-release films in North America (those that play on at least 400 screens at some point), 2013 now totals just over $3.7 billion, now down 7% from 2012 and down only 1% from the prior four-year average 2009-2012. Each year-to-date period below is defined as the first Monday after New Year’s Day through the most recent Sunday. The past week generated a strong $262 million in wide-release North American box office, up 28% from the same week last year and up 10% from the 2009-2012 average for the same week. (The most recent week’s numbers are based on weekend estimates, which are usually at worst a couple of percentage points of the final weekend tallies.)

North American Box Office YEAR TO DATE
(billions) Weeks 1-21
2012 $3.991 Jan 2-May 27
2010 $3.754 Jan 4-May 30
2009 $3.738 Jan 5-May 31
2013 $3.701 Jan 7-June 2
2011 $3.474 Jan 3-May 29

Over the past six weeks, 2013 is now 10% above the same six weeks in 2012 and up 16% from the four-year average in the same time frame.

North American Box Office LAST SIX WEEKS
(billions) Weeks 16-21
2013 $1.336 Apr 22-June 2
2011 $1.254 Apr 18-May 29
2012 $1.213 Apr 16-May 27
2009 $1.149 Apr 20-May 31
2010 $0.995 Apr 19-May 30

About the Author

Mitch Metcalf
MITCH METCALF has been tracking every US film release of over 500 screens (over 2300 movies and counting) since the storied weekend of May 20, 1994, when Maverick and Beverly Hills Cop 3 inspired countless aficionados to devote their lives to the art of cinema. Prior to that, he studied Politics and Economics at Princeton in order to prepare for his dream of working in television. He has been Head of West Coast Research at ABC, then moved to NBC in 2000 and became Head of Scheduling for 11 years.