November 26, 2017

Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 11.26.2017

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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 Nov 26

YEAR TO DATE BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2017 to date is still down -2% from last year and still +1% above the average for this point the past four years ($9.042 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed almost $25.1 billion worldwide when we add overseas box office (that’s still+6% above the comparable worldwide box office last year at this stage and +6% 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 1-47
North America Worldwide
2017 $9.142 $25.053 Jan 2-Nov 26
2016 $9.301 $23.591 Jan 4-Nov 27
2015 $9.026 $23.691 Jan 5-Nov 29
2014 $8.664 $22.445 Jan 6-Nov 30
2013 $9.178 n/a Jan 7-Dec 1


The past six weeks in North America are still down -2% from the same period last year and now even with the four-year average for the similar six-week period ($1.143 billion).

North American Box Office PAST SIX WEEKS
2017 $1.137 since Oct 16
2016 $1.158 since Oct 17
2015 $1.055 since Oct 19
2014 $1.127 since Oct 20
2013 $1.232 since Oct 21


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 Nov 26

International 2017 through 2017 Nov 26 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.