November 2, 2014

Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 11.2.2014

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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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 Nov 02

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 ($8.058 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed almost $20.5 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 1-43
North America Worldwide
2014 $7.805 $20.486 Jan 6-Nov 2
2013 $8.222 n/a Jan 7-Nov 3
2012 $8.205 n/a Jan 2-Oct 28
2011 $7.798 n/a Jan 3-Oct 30
2010 $8.008 n/a Jan 4-Oct 31

The past six weeks in North America are now +11% ahead of the same period last year (worse than the +18% pace last week and slightly below the +13% pace two weeks ago) and now +13% ahead of the four-year average for the similar six-week period ($0.802 billion).

North American Box Office PAST SIX WEEKS
2014 $0.908 since Sep 22
2013 $0.818 since Sep 23
2012 $0.850 since Sep 17
2011 $0.761 since Sep 19
2010 $0.778 since Sep 20

WORLDWIDE GROSSES BY FILM TITLE.  Nightcrawler enters the 2014 worldwide chart at #82 (with moderate potential overseas).  Before I Go to Sleep starts at #110 (with virtually no overseas prospects).  With another $25 million overseas, Guardians of the Galaxy moved into second place for the year.

International 2014 through 2014 Nov 02

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.