December 22, 2019

Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 12.22.2019

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Here is an updated look at the 2019 film slates by studio.

BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2019 is now -4% below last year’s comparable span (1 point better than last week’s comparison) and still +1% above this point the past four years ($9.865 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed $26.3 billion worldwide when we add overseas box office for those films. That’s still nearly -1% below the comparable worldwide box office last year and still -1% below 2017.

A reminder: we define the start of each year as the first Monday in January (except if that is New Year’s Day), and our year ends on the Sunday after New Year’s Day the following calendar year. 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 1-50
North America Worldwide
2019 $9.953 $26.331 Jan 7-Dec 22
2018 $10.392 $26.498 Jan 8-Dec 23
2017 $9.715 $26.465 Jan 2-Dec 17
2016 $9.769 $24.841 Jan 4-Dec 18
2015 $9.583 $25.051 Jan 5-Dec 20


The past six weeks in North America are now +4% below the same period last year (9 points better than last week’s comparison) and now +2% above the four-year average for the similar six-week period ($1.207 billion).

North American Box Office PAST SIX WEEKS
2019 $1.235 since Nov 11
2018 $1.193 since Nov 12
2017 $1.288 since Nov 6
2016 $1.149 since Nov 7
2015 $1.196 since Nov 9

WORLDWIDE GROSSES BY FILM TITLE.  Here is an updated look at the 2019 film rankings for movies released in over 1,000 North American theaters in the 2019 calendar year.



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.