March 22, 2015

Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 3.22.2015

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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Studio YTD 2015 as of 2015 Mar 22

YEAR TO DATE BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2015 to date is still +4% above last year and +6% above the average for this point the past four years ($1.794 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed almost $5.3 billion worldwide when we add overseas box office (that’s +11% 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 1-11
North America Worldwide
2015 $1.902 $5.267 Jan 5-Mar 22
2014 $1.835 $4.748 Jan 6-Mar 23
2013 $1.692 n/a Jan 7-Mar 24
2012 $2.016 n/a Jan 2-Mar 18
2011 $1.634 n/a Jan 3-Mar 20

The past six weeks in North America are down -1% from the same period last year (similar to the -1% pace last week and the -0% pace two weeks ago) and now down -3% from the four-year average for the similar six-week period ($0.997 billion).

North American Box Office PAST SIX WEEKS
2015 $0.966 since Feb 9
2014 $0.979 since Feb 10
2013 $0.941 since Feb 11
2012 $1.129 since Feb 6
2011 $0.939 since Feb 7

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

International 2015 through 2015 Mar 22


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.