March 3, 2019

Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 3.3.2019

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Here is a first look at the 2019 film slates by studio.

BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2019 is still -30% below last year’s comparable span and now -23% below the average for this point the past four years ($1.564 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed $3.2 billion worldwide when we add overseas box office for those films (that’s -27% below the comparable worldwide box office last year and -26% below 2017).

A reminder: we define the start of each year as the first Monday in January (except if that is New Year’s Day), and our year ends on the Sunday after New Year’s Day the following calendar year. The numbers in this chart contain box office grosses from each year’s films as well as grosses from prior year films that carried over into that year.

(billions) Weeks 1-8
North America Worldwide
2019 $1.207 $3.236 Jan 7-Mar 3
2018 $1.719 $4.460 Jan 8-Mar 4
2017 $1.560 $4.394 Jan 2-Feb 26
2016 $1.503 $3.572 Jan 4-Feb 28
2015 $1.476 $3.971 Jan 5-Mar 1


The past six weeks in North America are now -34% below the same period last year and now -25% below the four-year average for the similar six-week period ($1.148 billion).

North American Box Office PAST SIX WEEKS
2019 $0.865 since Jan 21
2018 $1.319 since Jan 22
2017 $1.121 since Jan 16
2016 $1.073 since Jan 18
2015 $1.078 since Jan 19

WORLDWIDE GROSSES BY FILM TITLE.  Here is a first look at the 2019 film rankings for movies released in over 1,000 North American theaters in the 2019 calendar year.



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.