September 22, 2013

Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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STUDIO SCORECARD. In the worldwide studio rankings for 2013 to date, no change in the studio standings from last week.

Reminder: the chart below has been reformatted and expanded to include a look at all releases from each studio, divided into three buckets: worldwide grosses of over $300 million, grosses between $100 million and $299 million, and films under $100 million worldwide.

Studio YTD Sep 22 2013

TOTAL NORTH AMERICAN BOX OFFICE. Looking at wide-release films in North America (those that play on at least 400 screens at some point), 2013 now totals $7.4 billion, 1% ahead of 2012’s pace and 3% above the prior four-year average 2009-2012. ($7.207 billion). Each year-to-date period below is defined as the first Monday after New Year’s Day through the most recent Sunday. The past week generated a soft $99 million in wide-release North American box office, down 11% from the 2009-2012 average for the same week ($111 million) but up 7% from the same week last year (only $93 million). (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.)

North American Box Office YEAR TO DATE
  (billions) Weeks 1-37
2013 $7.404 Jan 7-Sep 22
2012 $7.354 Jan 2-Sep 16
2011 $7.037 Jan 3-Sep 18
2010 $7.230 Jan 4-Sep 19
2009 $7.204 Jan 5-Sep 20

Over the past six weeks, 2013 is now 1% above the same six weeks in 2012 but 5% below the four-year average in the same time frame ($0.920 billion).

North American Box Office LAST SIX WEEKS
  (billions) Weeks 32-37
2013 $0.878 Aug 12-Sep 22
2012 $0.869 Aug 6-Sep 16
2011 $0.938 Aug 8-Sep 18
2010 $0.923 Aug 9-Sep 19
2009 $0.950 Aug 10-Sep 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.