October 26, 2014

Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 10.26.2014

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Scroll down for domestic and overseas grosses for each film individually so far in 2014.

Studio YTD 2014 as of 2014 Oct 26

YEAR TO DATE BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2014 is still running -5% behind last year and -3% below the average for this point the past four years ($7.930 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed just under $20 billion worldwide when we add overseas box office.

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 1-42
North America Worldwide
2014 $7.681 $19.999 Jan 6-Oct 26
2013 $8.069 n/a Jan 7-Oct 27
2012 $8.085 n/a Jan 2-Oct 21
2011 $7.675 n/a Jan 3-Oct 23
2010 $7.889 n/a Jan 4-Oct 24

The past six weeks in North America are now +18% ahead of the same period last year (better than the +13% pace last week and the +5%  pace two weeks ago) and now +16% ahead of the four-year average for the similar six-week period ($0.780 billion).

North American Box Office PAST SIX WEEKS
2014 $0.901 since Sep 15
2013 $0.764 since Sep 16
2012 $0.824 since Sep 10
2011 $0.756 since Sep 12
2010 $0.774 since Sep 13

WORLDWIDE GROSSES BY FILM TITLE.  John Wick enters the 2014 worldwide chart at #73 and Ouija starts at #77 (each with moderate overseas potential).  St.Vincent begins at #90.  Still producing overseas, Guardians of the Galaxy has climbed to #4, while Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is up to #13.

International 2014 through 2014 Oct 26

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.