April 20, 2014

Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Strong overseas grosses for Captain America: The Winter Soldier continue to pad Disney’s lead over Warner Brothers in worldwide box office to date (Disney has $929 million compared to $861 million for Warner Brothers).  Fox is next with $723 million, and Sony has pulled to over $600 million with Heaven Is for Real this weekend.  to over $700 million worldwide in 2014.  Paramount and Universal are in the next tier with just over $530 million each.  Lionsgate/Summit is behind the majors with just under $400 million worldwide so far this year.

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

Studio YTD 2014 as of 2014 Apr 20

YEAR TO DATE BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2014 is now running a healthy 10% ahead of last year and now 2% above the average for this point the past four years ($2.530 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed over $6.7 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 1-15
North America Worldwide
2014 $2.592 $6.746 Jan 6-Apr 20
2013 $2.366 n/a Jan 7-Apr 21
2012 $2.778 n/a Jan 2-Apr 15
2011 $2.219 n/a Jan 3-Apr 17
2010 $2.758 n/a Jan 4-Apr 18

The past six weeks in North America are now 8% ahead of the same period last year and now 6% above the four-year average for the similar six-week period ($1.001 billion).

North American Box Office PAST SIX WEEKS
2014 $1.065 Mar 10-Apr 20
2013 $0.984 Mar 11-Apr 21
2012 $1.082 Mar 5-Apr 15
2011 $0.884 Mar 7-Apr 17
2010 $1.055 Mar 8-Apr 18



International 2014 through 2014 Apr 20

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.