March 19, 2017

Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 3.19.2017

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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 19


YEAR TO DATE BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2017 to date is now +14% above last year and now +23% above the average for this point the past four years ($1.863 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed over $6.2 billion worldwide when we add overseas box office (that’s +22% above the comparable worldwide box office last year at this stage and +18% 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 1-11
North America Worldwide
2017 $2.298 $6.225 Jan 2-Mar 19
2016 $2.024 $5.117 Jan 4-Mar 20
2015 $1.901 $5.267 Jan 5-Mar 22
2014 $1.835 $4.748 Jan 6-Mar 23
2013 $1.692 n/a Jan 7-Mar 24

The past six weeks in North America are now up +18% from the same period last year and now up +33% from the four-year average for the similar six-week period ($1.005 billion).

North American Box Office PAST SIX WEEKS
2017 $1.335 since Feb 6
2016 $1.136 since Feb 8
2015 $0.966 since Feb 9
2014 $0.979 since Feb 10
2013 $0.941 since Feb 11


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

International 2017 through 2017 Mar 19



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.