February 9, 2014

Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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As we continue to tally the films released wide in 2013, Disney has pulled away from Warner Brothers in worldwide box office as Frozen refuses to slow down.  For a complete ranking of 2013 films individually by worldwide performance click here.

We will begin tracking the 2014 Studio Scorecard next week.

Studio YTD 2013 as of 2014 Feb 9

YEAR TO DATE BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2014 is now running 13% ahead of last year and now 3% above the average for the past four years ($821 million).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed $2.152 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 1-5
North America Worldwide
2014 $0.849 $2.152 Jan 6-Feb 9
2013 $0.751 n/a Jan 7-Feb 10
2012 $0.886 n/a Jan 2-Feb 5
2011 $0.695 n/a Jan 3-Feb 6
2010 $0.953 n/a Jan 4-Feb 7

The past six weeks in North America are now running 11% ahead of the same six weeks last year and now 3% below the four-year average in the same time frame ($1.177 billion).

North American Box Office LAST SIX WEEKS
(billions) Week 52-Week 5
2014 $1.147 Dec 30-Feb 9
2013 $1.033 Dec 31-Feb 10
2012 $1.242 Dec 26-Feb 5
2011 $1.037 Dec 27-Feb 6
2010 $1.395 Dec 28-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.