December 28, 2014

Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 12.28.2014

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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Scroll down for domestic and overseas grosses for each film individually so far in 2014.

Studio YTD 2014 as of 2014 Dec 28

YEAR TO DATE BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2014 is now running -7% behind last year (versus -6% through last week) and now -2% below the average for this point the past four years ($9.605 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed just over $24.0 billion worldwide when we add overseas box office.

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
2014 $9.393 $24.009 Jan 6-Dec 28
2013 $10.058 n/a Jan 7-Dec 29
2012 $9.754 n/a Jan 2-Dec 23
2011 $9.139 n/a Jan 3-Dec 25
2010 $9.469 n/a Jan 4-Dec 26

The past six weeks in North America are now down -18% from the same period last year (a bit worse than the -15% pace last week and the -16% two weeks ago) and now even with the four-year average for the similar six-week period ($1.206 billion).

North American Box Office PAST SIX WEEKS
2014 $1.208 since Nov 17
2013 $1.470 since Nov 18
2012 $1.179 since Nov 12
2011 $1.044 since Nov 14
2010 $1.129 since Nov 15


International 2014 through 2014 Dec 28

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.