March 16, 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, Warner Brothers has moved well ahead of its competing studios, thanks to two bona fide hits to balance two strikeouts.  Sony and Universal, the next level down each with around $450 million worldwide to date, has a similar hit and miss ratio to Warner Brothers, but the hits are just barely hits.  Disney is now on the board with its first wide release of 2014 (Need for Speed), but the studio won’t really get going until Captain America: The Winter Soldier arrives April 4.

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

Studio YTD 2014 as of 2014 Mar 16

YEAR TO DATE BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2014 is still running 10% ahead of last year but now 1% below the average for the past four years ($1.690 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed more than $4.3 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 1-10
North America Worldwide
2014 $1.675 $4.340 Jan 6-Mar 16
2013 $1.528 n/a Jan 7-Mar 17
2012 $1.865 n/a Jan 2-Mar 11
2011 $1.482 n/a Jan 3-Mar 13
2010 $1.885 n/a Jan 4-Mar 14

The past six weeks in North America are now 10% ahead of the same period last year and now only 1% below the four-year average for the similar six-week period ($0.997 billion).

North American Box Office PAST SIX WEEKS
2014 $0.984 Feb 3-Mar 16
2013 $0.898 Feb 4-Mar 17
2012 $1.122 Jan 30-Mar 11
2011 $0.890 Jan 31-Mar 13
2010 $1.078 Feb 1-Mar 14



International 2014 through 2014 Mar 16

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.