November 8, 2015

Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 11.8.2015

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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Studio YTD 2015 as of 2015 Nov 08


YEAR TO DATE BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2015 to date is still +5% above last year and still +2% above the average for this point the past four years ($8.177 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed $22.1 billion worldwide when we add overseas box office (that’s now +6% ahead of the comparable worldwide box office last year at this stage).

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 1-44
North America Worldwide
2015 $8.379 $22.148 Jan 5-Nov 8
2014 $7.986 $20.901 Jan 6-Nov 9
2013 $8.418 n/a Jan 7-Nov 10
2012 $8.368 n/a Jan 2-Nov 4
2011 $7.936 n/a Jan 3-Nov 6

The past six weeks in North America are now down -6% from the same period last year  (continuing a recent downward trend: -3% pace last week and the +1% pace two weeks ago) and now +3% above the four-year average for the similar six-week period ($0.881 billion).

North American Box Office PAST SIX WEEKS
2015 $0.905 since Sep 28
2014 $0.963 since Sep 29
2013 $0.896 since Sep 30
2012 $0.906 since Sep 24
2011 $0.758 since Sep 26


WORLDWIDE GROSSES BY FILM TITLE.  Here are the updated 2015 rankings film by film.

International 2015 through 2015 Nov 08


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.