June 8, 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 studios are starting to separate from each other as we approach the midpoint of the year.  20th Century Fox is nearing $1.9 billion worldwide box office to date.  Fox had a decent week with an additional $148 million worldwide (mostly from the domestic release of The Fault in Our Stars).  Warner Brothers is just below $1.6 billion worldwide for 2014 to date, boasting the best week of all studios ($199 million worldwide).  Edge of Tomorrow enters the chart below with $197 million ($86 million for a projected domestic total and $111 overseas to date), and that number will push over $300 million easily with additional overseas business in the next few weeks.  Disney is in third place now, knocking on the door of $1.5 billion worldwide.  Disney’s $117 million this week is mostly a function of additional overseas grosses for Maleficent.  Sony remains at $1.35 billion, with virtually no revenue currently domestically or overseas.  Universal, Paramount and Lionsgate/Summit remain under $1 billion worldwide so far in 2014.  The negative weekly numbers for two of those studios reflect some downward adjustments in domestic totals.

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

Studio YTD 2014 as of 2014 Jun 08 v2

YEAR TO DATE BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2014 is still running 2% ahead of last year and still only 1% above the average for this point the past four years ($3.949 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed just over $10.5 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 1-22
North America Worldwide
2014 $3.989 $10.518 Jan 6-Jun 8
2013 $3.911 n/a Jan 7-Jun 9
2012 $4.203 n/a Jan 2-Jun 3
2011 $3.726 n/a Jan 3-Jun 5
2010 $3.955 n/a Jan 4-Jun 6

The past six weeks in North America are now -13% behind the same period last year and now -3% behind the four-year average for the similar six-week period ($1.278 billion).

North American Box Office PAST SIX WEEKS
2014 $1.242 Apr 28-Jun 8
2013 $1.434 Apr 29-Jun 9
2012 $1.268 Apr 23-Jun 3
2011 $1.329 Apr 25-Jun 5
2010 $1.081 Apr 26-Jun 6


WORLDWIDE GROSSES BY FILM TITLE.  Updated below.  Opening this week, Edge of Tomorrow enters the chart at #16 with significant upside, while The Fault in Our Stars enters the chart at #22 with limited upside.

International 2014 through 2014 Jun 08

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.