January 3, 2016

Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 1.3.2016

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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Studio YTD 2015 as of 2016 Jan 03



YEAR TO DATE BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2015 to date is now +8% above last year and now +6% above the average for this point the past four years ($9.931 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed almost $26.8 billion worldwide when we add overseas box office (that’s now +8% 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.)  Note: 2012 was 53 weeks (371 days), unlike the more typical 52-week (364 day) period other years.  The 52-week period in 2012 (Jan 2-Dec 30) was $10.150 billion.

(billions) Weeks 1-52
North America Worldwide
2015 $10.498 $26.780 Jan 5-Jan 3
2014 $9.724 $24.880 Jan 6-Jan 4
2013 $10.356 n/a Jan 7-Jan 5
2012 $10.432 n/a Jan 2-Jan 6
2011 $9.495 n/a Jan 3-Jan 1

The past six weeks in North America are now up +33% from the same period last year (continuing a very positive turnaround from the last few weeks: +25% pace last week and +11% pace two weeks ago) and now +34% above the four-year average for the similar six-week period ($1.317 billion).

North American Box Office PAST SIX WEEKS
2015 $1.761 since Nov 23
2014 $1.321 since Nov 24
2013 $1.512 since Nov 25
2012 $1.276 since Nov 19
2011 $1.157 since Nov 21


WORLDWIDE GROSSES BY FILM TITLE.  Here are the updated 2015 rankings film by film.


International 2015 through 2016 Jan 03


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.