February 12, 2017

Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 2.12.2017

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WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Updated look at 2016 films by studio.  We will begin tracking the 2017 very soon.


Studio YTD 2016 as of 2017 Feb 12

YEAR TO DATE BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2017 to date is now +2% above last year and now +9% above the average for this point the past four years ($1.080 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed almost $3.0 billion worldwide when we add overseas box office (that’s +7% above the comparable worldwide box office last year at this stage but -8% below 2015).

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 1-6
North America Worldwide
2017 $1.174 $2.959 Jan 2-Feb 12
2016 $1.147 $2.754 Jan 4-Feb 14
2015 $1.170 $3.204 Jan 5-Feb 15
2014 $1.062 $2.619 Jan 6-Feb 16
2013 $0.941 n/a Jan 7-Feb 17

The past six weeks in North America are now up +2% from the same period last year and now up +9% from the four-year average for the similar six-week period ($1.080 billion).

North American Box Office PAST SIX WEEKS
2017 $1.174 since Jan 2
2016 $1.147 since Jan 4
2015 $1.170 since Jan 5
2014 $1.062 since Jan 6
2013 $0.941 since Jan 7


WORLDWIDE GROSSES BY FILM TITLE.  Here are the updated 2016 film rankings.  We will begin tracking films released wide in 2017 very soon.

International 2016 through 2017 Feb 12




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.