February 7, 2016

Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 2.7.2016

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Here is a first look at the studio scorecard for the 2016 slates.  We have updated the summary categories somewhat this year with the top category now reserved for films over $500 million worldwide and the lower category for films under $150 million worldwide.

Studio YTD 2016 as of 2016 Feb 7




YEAR TO DATE BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2016 to date is now -5% below last year and now +4% above the average for this point the past four years ($0.858 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed nearly $2.2 billion worldwide when we add overseas box office (that’s -14% behind the comparable worldwide box office last year at this stage but even (+1%) with 2014).

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 1-5
North America Worldwide
2016 $0.888 $2.193 Jan 4-Feb 7
2015 $0.936 $2.546 Jan 5-Feb 8
2014 $0.857 $2.161 Jan 6-Feb 9
2013 $0.751 n/a Jan 7-Feb 10
2012 $0.886 n/a Jan 2-Feb 5

The past six weeks in North America are now up +6% from the same period last year (continuing to cool from recent weeks: +17% pace last week and +24% pace two weeks ago) and now +14% above the four-year average for the similar six-week period ($1.172 billion).

North American Box Office PAST SIX WEEKS
2016 $1.331 since Dec 28
2015 $1.259 since Dec 29
2014 $1.155 since Dec 30
2013 $1.033 since Dec 31
2012 $1.242 since Dec 26


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


International 2016 through 2016 Feb 7




WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  We will continue tracking 2015 for another week or two as the holiday films finish their runs.

Studio YTD 2015 as of 2016 Feb 7

WORLDWIDE GROSSES BY FILM TITLE.  Here are the updated 2015 rankings.

International 2015 through 2016 Feb 7



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.