April 16, 2017

Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 4.16.2017

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Here is an updated look at the 2017 film slates by studio.

Studio YTD 2017 as of 2017 Apr 16

YEAR TO DATE BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2017 to date is still +12% above last year and still +21% above the average for this point the past four years ($2.624 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed over $8.9 billion worldwide when we add overseas box office (that’s +22% above the comparable worldwide box office last year at this stage and +17% above 2015).

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
2017 $3.170 $8.929 Jan 2-Apr 16
2016 $2.838 $7.339 Jan 4-Apr 17
2015 $2.700 $7.647 Jan 5-Apr 19
2014 $2.592 $6.746 Jan 6-Apr 20
2013 $2.366 n/a Jan 7-Apr 21

The past six weeks in North America are now up +20% from the same period last year and now up +29% from the four-year average for the similar six-week period ($1.081 billion).

North American Box Office PAST SIX WEEKS
2017 $1.391 since Mar 6
2016 $1.155 since Mar 7
2015 $1.118 since Mar 9
2014 $1.066 since Mar 10
2013 $0.984 since Mar 11


WORLDWIDE GROSSES BY FILM TITLE.  Here is an updated look at the 2017 film rankings.

International 2017 through 2017 Apr 16





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.