May 4, 2014

Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  The arrival of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has vaulted Sony to top of the heap among the studios, with just over $1.1 billion for 2014 so far.  Disney and 20th Century Fox trail with just under $1 billion each.  Warner Brothers is next with about $900 million year to date, while Universal and Paramount and Lionsgate/Summit are far behind with around $500 million each 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 May 4

YEAR TO DATE BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2014 is now running 8% ahead of last year and now 3% above the average for this point the past four years ($2.844 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed over $7.8 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 1-17
North America Worldwide
2014 $2.927 $7.869 Jan 6-May 4
2013 $2.718 n/a Jan 7-May 5
2012 $3.076 n/a Jan 2-Apr 29
2011 $2.588 n/a Jan 3-May 1
2010 $2.996 n/a Jan 4-May 2

The past six weeks in North America are now 6% ahead of the same period last year and still 9% above the four-year average for the similar six-week period ($0.997 billion).

North American Box Office PAST SIX WEEKS
2014 $1.092 Mar 24-May 4
2013 $1.026 Mar 25-May 5
2012 $1.061 Mar 19-Apr 29
2011 $0.964 Mar 21-May 1
2010 $0.949 Mar 22-May 2



International 2014 through 2014 May 4

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.