July 21, 2013

Year to Date Box Office & Studio Scorecard

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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STUDIO SCORECARD. The race for second place is very interesting thanks to The Conjuring, which puts Warner Brothers very much on Universal’s heels for year to date worldwide box office.  Fox also had a reasonably good week, getting it closer to fourth-place Paramount for the year.

If the studios were divided into geographic leagues, the Valley League (Disney, Universal and Warner Brothers) would be absolutely trouncing the Westside League (Fox, Paramount, Sony and Summit) — $6.61 billion to $4.49 billion year to date.

Studio YTD July 21 2013

TOTAL NORTH AMERICAN BOX OFFICE. Looking at wide-release films in North America (those that play on at least 400 screens at some point), 2013 now totals virtually $5.8 billion, 1% ahead of 2012 and 4% above 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 an okay $282 million in wide-release North American box office, up 11% from the same week last year but down a touch (-2%) 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 off from the final weekend tallies.)

North American Box Office YEAR TO DATE
(billions) Weeks 1-28
2013 $5.799 Jan 7-July 21
2012 $5.764 Jan 2-July 15
2009 $5.643 Jan 5-July 19
2010 $5.637 Jan 4-July 18
2011 $5.299 Jan 3-July 17

Over the past six weeks, 2013 is now 21% 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 23-28
2013 $1.888 June 10-July 21
2010 $1.683 June 7-July 18
2009 $1.674 June 8-July 19
2011 $1.573 June 6-July 17
2012 $1.561 June 4-July 15

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.