November 30, 2014

Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 11.30.2014

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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 30

YEAR TO DATE BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2014 is now running -6% behind last year (worse than the -5% pace the last several weeks) and -3% below the average for this point the past four years ($8.953 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed $22.4 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 1-47
North America Worldwide
2014 $8.661 $22.442 Jan 6-Nov 30
2013 $9.178 n/a Jan 7-Dec 1
2012 $9.199 n/a Jan 2-Nov 25
2011 $8.598 n/a Jan 3-Nov 27
2010 $8.838 n/a Jan 4-Nov 28

The past six weeks in North America are now down -9% from the same period last year (worse than the +0% pace last week and the +8% pace the prior two weeks) and now -4% below the four-year average for the similar six-week period ($1.169 billion).

North American Box Office PAST SIX WEEKS
2014 $1.124 since Oct 20
2013 $1.232 since Oct 21
2012 $1.272 since Oct 15
2011 $1.062 since Oct 17
2010 $1.109 since Oct 18

WORLDWIDE GROSSES BY FILM TITLE.  Penguins of Madagascar enters the 2014 worldwide chart at #43 (with moderate overseas potential ahead), while Horrible Bosses 2 joins the chart at #74 (with limited overseas prospects coming). 

International 2014 through 2014 Nov 30

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.