October 2, 2016

Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 10.2.2016

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WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Updated look at 2016 by studio.


YEAR TO DATE BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2016 to date is now +3% above last year and still +5% above the average for this point the past four years ($7.527 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed just over $20.0 billion worldwide when we add overseas box office (that’s marginally ahead of the comparable worldwide box office last year at this stage and ahead of 2014 by +6%).

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 1-39
North America Worldwide
2016 $7.882 $20.012 Jan 4-Oct 2
2015 $7.661 $19.940 Jan 5-Oct 4
2014 $7.189 $18.842 Jan 6-Oct 5
2013 $7.661 n/a Jan 7-Oct 6
2012 $7.597 n/a Jan 2-Sep 30

The past six weeks in North America are down -5% from the same period last year and now +4% above the four-year average for the similar six-week period ($0.760 billion).

North American Box Office PAST SIX WEEKS
2016 $0.789 since Aug 22
2015 $0.830 since Aug 24
2014 $0.738 since Aug 25
2013 $0.754 since Aug 26
2012 $0.719 since Aug 20


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



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.