March 13, 2016

Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 3.13.2016

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Updated look at 2016 by studio, with Fox continuing to dominate but Disney now in the game with Zootopia.  Note: We have amended the summary categories somewhat this year with the top category now reserved for films over $500 million worldwide and the lower category for films under $150 million worldwide.


Studio YTD 2016 as of 2016 Mar 13

YEAR TO DATE BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2016 to date is now +7% above last year and still +9% above the average for this point the past four years ($1.701 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed $4.6 billion worldwide when we add overseas box office (that’s now -4% behind the comparable worldwide box office last year at this stage but ahead of 2014 by +6%).

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
2016 $1.849 $4.607 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
2012 $1.865 n/a Jan 2-Mar 11

The past six weeks in North America are now up +11% from the same period last year (similar to last week: +14% pace last week and -1% pace two weeks ago) and now +9% above the four-year average for the similar six-week period ($0.994 billion).

North American Box Office PAST SIX WEEKS
2016 $1.079 since Feb 1
2015 $0.969 since Feb 2
2014 $0.985 since Feb 3
2013 $0.898 since Feb 4
2012 $1.122 since Jan 30


WORLDWIDE GROSSES BY FILM TITLE.  Here are the updated 2016 film rankings.


International 2016 through 2016 Mar 13


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.