January 10, 2016

Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 1.10.2016

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  We will continue tracking 2015 for several more weeks as the holiday films finish their runs.  We will begin tracking 2016 in a few weeks.


Studio YTD 2015 as of 2016 Jan 10

YEAR TO DATE BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, after one week 2016 to date begins +31% above last year and +13% above the average for this point the past four years ($0.192 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed almost just under half a billion worldwide when we add overseas box office (that’s now a small +1% ahead of the comparable worldwide box office last year at this stage).

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) Week 1
North America Worldwide
2016 $0.216 $0.497 Jan 4-Jan 10
2015 $0.164 $0.491 Jan 5-Jan 11
2014 $0.193 $0.485 Jan 6-Jan 12
2013 $0.185 n/a Jan 7-Jan 13
2012 $0.224 n/a Jan 2-Jan 8

The past six weeks in North America are now up +38% from the same period last year (continuing a very positive turnaround from the last few weeks: +33% pace last week and +25% pace two weeks ago) and now +36% above the four-year average for the similar six-week period ($1.247 billion).

North American Box Office PAST SIX WEEKS
2016 $1.694 since Nov 30
2015 $1.224 since Dec 1
2014 $1.371 since Dec 2
2013 $1.272 since Dec 3
2012 $1.121 since Nov 28


WORLDWIDE GROSSES BY FILM TITLE.  Here are the updated 2015 rankings film by film.  We will start the 2016 ranking in a few more weeks.

International 2015 through 2016 Jan 10



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.