May 22, 2016

Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio 5.22.2016

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WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Updated look at 2016 by studio.


Studio YTD 2016 as of 2016 May 22

YEAR TO DATE BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2016 to date is now +2% above last year and now +4% above the average for this point the past four years ($3.605 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed $9.8 billion worldwide when we add overseas box office (that’s still -4% below the comparable worldwide box office last year at this stage but ahead of 2014 by +5%).

A reminder: we define the start of each year as the first Monday after New Year’s Day, and our year ends on the Sunday after New Year’s Day the following calendar year.  (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.) 

(billions) Weeks 1-20
North America Worldwide
2016 $3.736 $9.848 Jan 4-May 22
2015 $3.666 $10.233 Jan 5-May 24
2014 $3.529 $9.383 Jan 6-May 25
2013 $3.439 n/a Jan 7-May 26
2012 $3.786 n/a Jan 2-May 20

The past six weeks in North America are now down -1% from the same period last year (a little better than recent weeks: -5% pace last week and -8% pace two weeks ago) and now -5% below the four-year average for the similar six-week period ($1.150 billion).

North American Box Office PAST SIX WEEKS
2016 $1.092 since Apr 11
2015 $1.108 since Apr 13
2014 $1.123 since Apr 14
2013 $1.207 since Apr 15
2012 $1.162 since Apr 9


WORLDWIDE GROSSES BY FILM TITLE.  Here are the updated 2016 film rankings.

International 2016 through 2016 May 22




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.