March 1, 2015

Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 3.1.2015 (Updated Table)

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Warner Brothers moved back into first place for the year with the release of Focus, although it really is a virtual tie with Universal.

Note: the Scorecard has been updated below, flipping The DUFF and McFarland, USA to their correct studios.

Studio YTD 2015 as of 2015 Mar 1

YEAR TO DATE BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2015 to date is now +9% above last year and +12% above the average for this point the past four years ($1.319 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed over$3.9 billion worldwide when we add overseas box office (that’s a sizable +18% ahead of the comparable worldwide box office last year at this stage).

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
2015 $1.477 $3.972 Jan 5-Mar 1
2014 $1.360 $3.361 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

The past six weeks in North America are now up +14% from the same period last year (similar to the +15% pace last week and still above the +10% pace two weeks ago) and now +14% above the four-year average for the similar six-week period ($0.950 billion).

North American Box Office PAST SIX WEEKS
2015 $1.079 since Jan 19
2014 $0.948 since Jan 20
2013 $0.857 since Jan 21
2012 $1.119 since Jan 16
2011 $0.876 since Jan 17

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

International 2015 through 2015 Mar 1


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.