October 5, 2014

Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 10.5.2014

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Fox had a great week worldwide last week ($167 million worldwide), partly from the domestic release of Gone Girl this weekend but also from strong overseas returns for The Maze Runner.  Fox is now over $4 billion for the year worldwide, the #1 Hollywood studio by far, and saddled with surprisingly few duds on its 2014 slate.  Warner Brothers also had a nice week, mostly from the domestic release of Annabelle.  Warner Brothers is now only about $100 million away from second place Disney in the worldwide box office race for the year to date.

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

Studio YTD 2014 as of 2014 Oct 05

YEAR TO DATE BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2014 is now running -6% behind last year (better than the -7% pace last week) and -4% below the average for this point the past four years ($7.507 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed over $18.8 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 1-39
North America Worldwide
2014 $7.188 $18.841 Jan 6-Oct 5
2013 $7.661 n/a Jan 7-Oct 6
2012 $7.597 n/a Jan 2-Sep 30
2011 $7.304 n/a Jan 3-Oct 2
2010 $7.464 n/a Jan 4-Oct 3

The past six weeks in North America are now only -2% behind the same period last year (much better than the -8% last week and the -7% pace two weeks ago) and now only -2% below the four-year average for the similar six-week period ($0.753 billion).

North American Box Office PAST SIX WEEKS
2014 $0.737 since Aug 24
2013 $0.754 since Aug 25
2012 $0.719 since Aug 19
2011 $0.779 since Aug 21
2010 $0.758 since Aug 22

WORLDWIDE GROSSES BY FILM TITLE.  Gone Girl enters the 2014 worldwide chart at #39 (with decent overseas upside to move it up the rankings) and Annabelle starts at #44 (also with decent overseas prospects).

International 2014 through 2014 Oct 05

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.