November 20, 2016

Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 11.20.2016

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WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Updated look at 2016 by studio.


YEAR TO DATE BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2016 to date is +3% above last year and +3% above the average for this point the past four years ($8.715 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed $23.3 billion worldwide when we add overseas box office (that’s marginally below the comparable worldwide box office last year at this stage and ahead of 2014 by +5%).

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 1-46
North America Worldwide
2016 $9.016 $23.043 Jan 4-Nov 20
2015 $8.738 $23.119 Jan 5-Nov 22
2014 $8.402 $21.865 Jan 6-Nov 23
2013 $8.844 n/a Jan 7-Nov 24
2012 $8.874 n/a Jan 2-Nov 18

The past six weeks in North America are up +9% from the same period last year but down -2% from the four-year average for the similar six-week period ($1.027 billion).

North American Box Office PAST SIX WEEKS
2016 $1.003 since Oct 10
2015 $0.922 since Oct 12
2014 $1.039 since Oct 13
2013 $1.035 since Oct 14
2012 $1.114 since Oct 8


WORLDWIDE GROSSES BY FILM TITLE.  Here are the updated 2016 film rankings.





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.