April 6, 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 remains on top with $804 million worldwide, while Disney has vaulted to a competitive second place with $677 million (because of the arrival of Captain America: The Winter Soldier).  Sony and Universal remain in the next tier with about $530 million worldwide each.  Fox and Paramount are very close behind (with about $450 million worldwide each).  Lionsgate/Summit trails with about $300 million worldwide.

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

Studio YTD 2014 as of 2014 Apr 6

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 ($2.224 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed $5.8 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 1-13
North America Worldwide
2014 $2.229 $5.810 Jan 6-Apr 6
2013 $2.088 n/a Jan 7-Apr 7
2012 $2.449 n/a Jan 2-Apr 1
2011 $1.930 n/a Jan 3-Apr 3
2010 $2.430 n/a Jan 4-Apr 4

The past six weeks in North America are still only 1% ahead of the same period last year and now 1% below the four-year average for the similar six-week period ($1.019 billion).

North American Box Office PAST SIX WEEKS
2014 $1.006 Feb 24-Apr 6
2013 $0.998 Feb 25-Apr 7
2012 $1.132 Feb 20-Apr 1
2011 $0.890 Feb 21-Apr 3
2010 $1.055 Feb 22-Apr 4



International 2014 through 2014 Apr 6

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.