December 20, 2015

Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 12.20.2015

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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Studio YTD 2015 as of 2015 Dec 20

YEAR TO DATE BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2015 to date is now +6% above last year and now +3% above the average for this point the past four years ($9.312 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed over $25.0 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 1-50
North America Worldwide
2015 $9.571 $25.040 Jan 5-Dec 20
2014 $9.049 $23.666 Jan 6-Dec 21
2013 $9.672 n/a Jan 7-Dec 22
2012 $9.599 n/a Jan 2-Dec 16
2011 $8.928 n/a Jan 3-Dec 18

The past six weeks in North America are now up +11% from the same period last year (a reversal of fortune from recent weeks: -1% pace last week and -3% pace two weeks ago) and now +4% above the four-year average for the similar six-week period ($1.135 billion).

North American Box Office PAST SIX WEEKS
2015 $1.184 since Nov 9
2014 $1.064 since Nov 10
2013 $1.254 since Nov 11
2012 $1.231 since Nov 5
2011 $0.992 since Nov 7


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


International 2015 through 2015 Dec 20


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.