November 23, 2014

Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 11.23.2014

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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 23

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 ($8.653 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed almost $21.9 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 1-46
North America Worldwide
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
2011 $8.338 n/a Jan 3-Nov 20
2010 $8.555 n/a Jan 4-Nov 21

The past six weeks in North America are now even with the same period last year (down from the +8% pace the last two weeks) and now only +3% ahead of the four-year average for the similar six-week period ($1.012 billion).

North American Box Office PAST SIX WEEKS
2014 $1.038 since Oct 13
2013 $1.035 since Oct 14
2012 $1.114 since Oct 8
2011 $0.918 since Oct 10
2010 $0.981 since Oct 11

WORLDWIDE GROSSES BY FILM TITLE.  Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1 enters the 2014 worldwide chart at #10 (with more overseas upside ahead).  

International 2014 through 2014 Nov 23

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.