March 30, 2014

Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Year to date, Warner Brothers is closing in on $800 million worldwide, while Sony and Universal remain a second tier with about $500 million worldwide.  Fox and Paramount are now in the third tier (with a little over $400 million worldwide each), thanks to Grand Budapest Hotel and Noah.  Lionsgate/Summit and Disney form the fourth tier (just under $300 million worldwide each).

Scroll down for domestic and overseas grosses for each film individually so far in 2014.

Studio YTD 2014 as of 2014 Mar 30

YEAR TO DATE BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2014 is now running 7% ahead of last year but only even with the average for this point the past four years ($2.033 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed almost $5.2 billion worldwide when we add overseas box office.  

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 1-12
North America Worldwide
2014 $2.031 $5.176 Jan 6-Mar 30
2013 $1.898 n/a Jan 7-Mar 31
2012 $2.253 n/a Jan 2-Mar 25
2011 $1.782 n/a Jan 3-Mar 27
2010 $2.197 n/a Jan 4-Mar 28

The past six weeks in North America are now only 1% ahead of the same period last year and now 4% below the four-year average for the similar six-week period ($1.012 billion).

North American Box Office PAST SIX WEEKS
2014 $0.969 Feb 17-Mar 30
2013 $0.956 Feb 18-Mar 31
2012 $1.153 Feb 13-Mar 25
2011 $0.922 Feb 14-Mar 27
2010 $1.015 Feb 15-Mar 28



International 2014 through 2014 Mar 30

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.