March 12, 2017

Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 3.12.2017

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Here is an updated look at the 2017 film slates by studio.


Studio YTD 2017 as of 2017 Mar 12

YEAR TO DATE BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2017 to date is now +7% above last year and now +17% above the average for this point the past four years ($1.698 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed over $5.5 billion worldwide when we add overseas box office (that’s +20% above the comparable worldwide box office last year at this stage and +15% above 2015).

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
2017 $1.991 $5.521 Jan 2-Mar 12
2016 $1.853 $4.611 Jan 4-Mar 13
2015 $1.735 $4.799 Jan 5-Mar 15
2014 $1.676 $4.341 Jan 6-Mar 16
2013 $1.528 n/a Jan 7-Mar 17

The past six weeks in North America are now up +8% from the same period last year and now up +19% from the four-year average for the similar six-week period ($0.984 billion).

North American Box Office PAST SIX WEEKS
2017 $1.175 since Jan 30
2016 $1.083 since Feb 1
2015 $0.969 since Feb 2
2014 $0.985 since Feb 3
2013 $0.898 since Feb 4


WORLDWIDE GROSSES BY FILM TITLE.  Here is an updated look at the 2017 film rankings.


International 2017 through 2017 Mar 12


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.