February 23, 2014

Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Despite having the only movie to cross the $300 million worldwide line (The Lego Movie), Warner Brothers lags behind Sony which has no mega-hit but three of its four films in 2014 are at $100 million or more worldwide.  But it’s early in the race with Disney yet to release a film in 2014.

Scroll down for domestic and overseas grosses for each film individually so far in 2014.

Studio YTD 2014 as of 2014 Feb 23

YEAR TO DATE BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2014 is running 12% ahead of last year but only 1% above the average for the past four years ($1.205 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed almost $3.1 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 1-7
North America Worldwide
2014 $1.219 $3.060 Jan 6-Feb 23
2013 $1.090 n/a Jan 7-Feb 24
2012 $1.317 n/a Jan 2-Feb 19
2011 $1.040 n/a Jan 3-Feb 20
2010 $1.374 n/a Jan 4-Feb 21

The past weeks in North America are 13% ahead of the same period last year but only 2% above the four-year average for the similar six-week period ($1.009 billion).

North American Box Office PAST SIX WEEKS
2014 $1.026 Jan 13-Feb 23
2013 $0.905 Jan 14-Feb 24
2012 $1.093 Jan 9-Feb 19
2011 $0.879 Jan 10-Feb 20
2010 $1.158 Jan 11-Feb 21

WORLDWIDE GROSSES BY FILM TITLE.  The Lego Movie had a huge week overseas for Warner Brothers, while Sony had decent overseas performances by RoboCopPompeii and Monuments Men.

International 2014 through 2014 Feb 23

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.