November 5, 2017

Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 11.5.2017

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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 05

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 ($8.353 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed $23.4 billion worldwide when we add overseas box office (that’s now +5% 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 1-44
North America Worldwide
2017 $8.424 $23.403 Jan 2-Nov 5
2016 $8.619 $22.192 Jan 4-Nov 6
2015 $8.387 $22.156 Jan 5-Nov 8
2014 $7.986 $20.901 Jan 6-Nov 9
2013 $8.418 n/a Jan 7-Nov 10


The past six weeks in North America are now down -9% from the same period last year and still down -13% from the four-year average for the similar six-week period ($0.910 billion).

North American Box Office PAST SIX WEEKS
2017 $0.794 since Sep 25
2016 $0.873 since Sep 26
2015 $0.908 since Sep 28
2014 $0.963 since Sep 29
2013 $0.896 since Sep 30


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 05

International 2017 through 2017 Nov 05 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.