January 14, 2018

Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 1.14.2018

More articles by »
Written by: Mitch Metcalf
Tags: , , , , , , ,

WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Here is an updated look at the 2017 film slates by studio, including early 2018 dollars for films released later in 2017.

We will start tracking the 2018 studio slates in a few weeks.

Studio YTD 2017 as of 2018 Jan 14

YEAR TO DATE BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2018 to date is now +15% above last year and +20% above the average for this point the past four years ($420 million).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed $1.45 billion worldwide when we add overseas box office (that’s still +20% above the comparable worldwide box office last year at this stage and +49% above 2016).

A reminder: we define the start of each year as the first Monday in January, 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.)  The numbers in this chart contain box office grosses from each year’s films as well as grosses from prior year films that carried over into that year.

(billions) Weeks 1-2
North America Worldwide
2018 $0.503 $1.453 Jan 1-Jan 14
2017 $0.439 $1.213 Jan 2-Jan 15
2016 $0.430 $0.972 Jan 4-Jan 17
2015 $0.398 $1.146 Jan 5-Jan 18
2014 $0.411 $1.014 Jan 6-Jan 19


The past six weeks in North America are now up +9% from the same period last year and now up +10% from the four-year average for the similar six-week period ($1.537 billion).

North American Box Office PAST SIX WEEKS
2018 $1.687 since Dec 4
2017 $1.550 since Dec 5
2016 $1.780 since Dec 7
2015 $1.356 since Dec 8
2014 $1.462 since Dec 9


WORLDWIDE GROSSES BY FILM TITLE.  Here is an updated look at the 2017 film rankings. The numbers in this section are only from films released wide this year (and not box office for films released late last year that carried into this year).

We will start tracking 2018 in releases in a few weeks.

International 2017 through 2018 Jan 14


International 2017 through 2018 Jan 14 part 2



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.