February 18, 2018

Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 2.18.2018

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Here is a first look at the 2018 film slates by studio.

Studio YTD 2018 as of 2018 Feb 18

YEAR TO DATE BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2018 to date is now +9% above last year and now +14% above the average for this point the past four years ($1.330 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed over $4.0 billion worldwide when we add overseas box office (that’s +3% above the comparable worldwide box office last year at this stage and +24% above 2016).

A reminder: we define the start of each year as the first Monday in January, 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.)  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 1-7
North America Worldwide
2018 $1.509 $4.021 Jan 1-Feb 18
2017 $1.381 $3.888 Jan 2-Feb 19
2016 $1.364 $3.253 Jan 4-Feb 21
2015 $1.350 $3.728 Jan 5-Feb 22
2014 $1.223 $3.064 Jan 6-Feb 23


The past six weeks in North America are now up +7% from the same period last year and now up +7% from the four-year average for the similar six-week period ($1.123 billion).

North American Box Office PAST SIX WEEKS
2018 $1.206 since Jan 8
2017 $1.132 since Jan 9
2016 $1.145 since Jan 11
2015 $1.186 since Jan 12
2014 $1.030 since Jan 13


WORLDWIDE GROSSES BY FILM TITLE.  Here is a first look at the 2018 film rankings.

International 2018 through 2018 Feb 18

International 2018 Part 2 through 2018 Feb 18



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.