May 11, 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 release of Neighbors has pushed Universal out of the Paramount and Lionsgate/Summit pack to 5th place among Hollywood studios year to date in worldwide box office (with just under $800 million).  Sony sits at #1 with close to $1.3 billion worldwide in 2014 to date, with Amazing Spider-Man 2 still producing significant overseas revenue.  20th Century Fox and Disney are each around $1 billion worldwide at #2 and #3 (with Rio 2 and The Other Woman still producing overseas for Fox).  Warner Brothers is in the #4 position, stuck at just over $900 million.

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

Studio YTD 2014 as of 2014 May 11

YEAR TO DATE BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2014 is now running 6% ahead of last year and now only 1% above the average for this point the past four years ($3.066 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed over $8.3 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 1-18
North America Worldwide
2014 $3.097 $8.382 Jan 6-May 11
2013 $2.923 n/a Jan 7-May 12
2012 $3.359 n/a Jan 2-May 6
2011 $2.793 n/a Jan 3-May 8
2010 $3.190 n/a Jan 4-May 9

The past six weeks in North America are now 4% ahead of the same period last year and now only 3% above the four-year average for the similar six-week period ($1.034 billion).

North American Box Office PAST SIX WEEKS
2014 $1.068 Mar 31-May 11
2013 $1.026 Apr 1-May 12
2012 $1.106 Mar 26-May 6
2011 $1.012 Mar 28-May 8
2010 $0.992 Mar 29-May 9



International 2014 through 2014 May 11

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.