March 2, 2014

Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Year to date, Sony and Universal (on the basis of sheer volume of films) is slightly ahead of Warner Brothers (the studio with the year’s only big hit so far), although three studios are very close to each other.

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

Studio YTD 2014 as of 2014 Mar 2

YEAR TO DATE BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2014 is running 11% ahead of last year but basically even with the average for the past four years ($1.354 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed more than $3.3 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 1-8
North America Worldwide
2014 $1.357 $3.359 Jan 6-Mar 2
2013 $1.219 n/a Jan 7-Mar 3
2012 $1.503 n/a Jan 2-Feb 26
2011 $1.194 n/a Jan 3-Feb 27
2010 $1.498 n/a Jan 4-Feb 28

The past six weeks in North America are now 10% ahead of the same period last year but now 4% below the four-year average for the similar six-week period ($0.981 billion).

North American Box Office PAST SIX WEEKS
2014 $0.946 Jan 20-Mar 2
2013 $0.857 Jan 21-Mar 3
2012 $1.119 Jan 16-Feb 26
2011 $0.876 Jan 17-Feb 27
2010 $1.070 Jan 18-Feb 28


International 2014 through 2014 Mar 2

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.