October 8, 2017

Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 10.8.2017

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Here is an updated look at the 2017 film slates by studio.

Studio YTD 2017 as of 2017 Oct 08

YEAR TO DATE BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2017 to date is still down -2% from last year and now +1% above the average for this point the past four years ($7.750 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed over $21.6 billion worldwide when we add overseas box office (that’s now +7% above the comparable worldwide box office last year at this stage and +7% above 2015).

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.)  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 1-40
North America Worldwide
2017 $7.862 $21.647 Jan 2-Oct 8
2016 $8.012 $20.313 Jan 4-Oct 9
2015 $7.815 $20.285 Jan 5-Oct 11
2014 $7.364 $19.347 Jan 6-Oct 12
2013 $7.810 n/a Jan 7-Oct 13

The past six weeks in North America are now up +5% from the same period last year and still up +1% from the four-year average for the similar six-week period ($0.789 billion).

North American Box Office PAST SIX WEEKS
2017 $0.800 since Aug 28
2016 $0.762 since Aug 29
2015 $0.866 since Aug 31
2014 $0.782 since Sep 1
2013 $0.747 since Sep 2


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).

International 2017 through 2017 Oct 08

International 2017 through 2017 Oct 08 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.