May 18, 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 Godzilla has pushed Warner Brothers into second place, just behind Sony (each with around $1.3 billion worldwide to date in 2014).  20th Century Fox ($1.1 billion to date worldwide) and Disney ($1.0 billion worldwide to date) are fairly close behind.   But Godzilla will really kick in overseas starting with next week’s update, when it should easily pass Sony.

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

Studio YTD 2014 as of 2014 May 18 v2

YEAR TO DATE BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2014 is now running 5% ahead of last year and still 1% above the average for this point the past four years ($3.266 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed over $8.8 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 1-19
North America Worldwide
2014 $3.294 $8.865 Jan 6-May 18
2013 $3.125 n/a Jan 7-May 19
2012 $3.598 n/a Jan 2-May 13
2011 $2.972 n/a Jan 3-May 15
2010 $3.367 n/a Jan 4-May 16

The past six weeks in North America are now 3% ahead of the same period last year and now only 2% above the four-year average for the similar six-week period ($1.042 billion).

North American Box Office PAST SIX WEEKS
2014 $1.065 Apr 7-May 18
2013 $1.037 Apr 8-May 19
2012 $1.150 Apr 2-May 13
2011 $1.042 Apr 4-May 15
2010 $0.938 Apr 5-May 16



International 2014 through 2014 May 18

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.