November 3, 2013

Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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Studio YTD 2013 Nov 3

TOTAL NORTH AMERICAN BOX OFFICE. Looking at wide-release films in North America (those that play on at least 400 screens at some point), 2013 now totals over $8.2 billion, now basically even with last year’s pace and 3% above the prior four-year average 2009-2012 ($8.005 billion). Each year-to-date period below is defined as the first Monday after New Year’s Day through the most recent Sunday. The past week generated a strong $153 million in wide-release North American box office, 28% above the 2009-2012 average for the same week ($121 million) and 26% above the same week last year ($119 million). (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.)

North American Box Office YEAR TO DATE
(billions) Weeks 1-43
2013 $8.222 Jan 7-Nov 3
2012 $8.205 Jan 2-Oct 28
2011 $7.798 Jan 3-Oct 30
2010 $8.008 Jan 4-Oct 31
2009 $8.008 Jan 5-Nov 1

Over the past six weeks, 2013 is now 4% below the same six weeks in 2012 but 3% above the four-year average in the same time frame ($0.798 billion).

North American Box Office LAST SIX WEEKS
(billions) Weeks 38-43
2013 $0.819 Sep 23-Nov 3
2012 $0.850 Sep 17-Oct 28
2011 $0.761 Sep 19-Oct 30
2010 $0.778 Sep 20-Oct 31
2009 $0.804 Sep 21-Nov 1

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.