December 8, 2013

Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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The year-to-date rankings are very similar to last week, with some studios showing small negative changes versus last week’s totals (as the final domestic estimates for some films have been adjusted downward).  For a complete ranking of 2013 films individually by worldwide performance click here.

Studio YTD 2013 Dec 08

TOTAL NORTH AMERICAN BOX OFFICE. Looking at wide-release films in North America (those that play on at least 400 screens at some point), 2013 totals  $9.3 billion, virtually even with last year’s pace and 3% above the prior four-year average 2009-2012 ($9.011 billion). Each year-to-date period below is defined as the first Monday after New Year’s Day through the most recent Sunday. The past week generated $122 million in wide-release North American box office, matching the 2009-2012 average for the same week ($122 million) and 16% below the same week last year ($146 million). (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.)

North American Box Office YEAR TO DATE
(billions) Weeks 1-48
2013 $9.300 Jan 7-Dec 8
2012 $9.345 Jan 2-Dec 2
2011 $8.702 Jan 3-Dec 4
2010 $8.949 Jan 4-Dec 5
2009 $9.049 Jan 5-Dec 6

Over the past six weeks, 2013 is now 2% below the same six weeks in 2012 and 9% above the four-year average in the same time frame ($1.128 billion).

North American Box Office LAST SIX WEEKS
(billions) Weeks 43-48
2013 $1.231 Oct 28-Dec 8
2012 $1.259 Oct 22-Dec 2
2011 $1.026 Oct 24-Dec 4
2010 $1.060 Oct 25-Dec 5
2009 $1.165 Oct 26-Dec 6

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.