December 26, 2016

Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 12.25.2016

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WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Updated look at 2016 by studio.


YEAR TO DATE BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2016 to date is now only marginally above last year and still +3% above the average for this point the past four years ($9.818 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed $25.4 billion worldwide when we add overseas box office (that’s now -2% below the comparable worldwide box office last year at this stage and still ahead of 2014 by +5%).

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 1-51
North America Worldwide
2016 $10.100 $25.407 Jan 4-Dec 25
2015 $10.061 $25.953 Jan 5-Dec 27
2014 $9.401 $24.158 Jan 6-Dec 28
2013 $10.058 n/a Jan 7-Dec 29
2012 $9.754 n/a Jan 2-Dec 23

The past six weeks in North America are now down fully -16% from the same period last year and now down -5% from the four-year average for the similar six-week period ($1.346 billion).

North American Box Office PAST SIX WEEKS
2016 $1.273 since Nov 14
2015 $1.519 since Nov 16
2014 $1.216 since Nov 17
2013 $1.470 since Nov 18
2012 $1.179 since Nov 12


WORLDWIDE GROSSES BY FILM TITLE.  Here are the updated 2016 film rankings.



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.