June 29, 2014

Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Paramount got off the mat with the release of Transformers: Age of Extinction, pushing the studio over $1.0 billion worldwide for the year to date and into 5th place and now above Universal.  Disney ($1.66 billion worldwide for 2014 to date) moved slightly above Sony ($1.65 billion) thanks to continued overseas grosses for Maleficent and some downward revisions for 22 Jump Street.  20th Century Fox remains at the top of the heap ($2.4 billion) with Warner Brothers ($1.9 billion) in second position.

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

Studio YTD 2014 as of 2014 Jun 29 V2

YEAR TO DATE BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2014 is now running 2% behind last year but still 1% above the average for this point the past four years ($4.672 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed just over $12.3 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 1-25
North America Worldwide
2014 $4.708 $12.324 Jan 6-Jun 29
2013 $4.808 n/a Jan 7-Jun 30
2012 $4.825 n/a Jan 2-Jun 24
2011 $4.373 n/a Jan 3-Jun 26
2010 $4.682 n/a Jan 4-Jun 27

The past six weeks in North America are now -16% behind the same period last year but even with the four-year average for the similar six-week period ($1.406 billion).

North American Box Office PAST SIX WEEKS
2014 $1.408 May 19-Jun 29
2013 $1.683 May 20-Jun 30
2012 $1.227 May 14-Jun 24
2011 $1.401 May 16-Jun 26
2010 $1.315 May 17-Jun 27

WORLDWIDE GROSSES BY FILM TITLE.  Opening this week, Transformers: Age of Extinction enters the chart at #6 with a lot more overseas revenue to come.  X-Men: Days of Future Past is now the #1 Hollywood film of the year in terms of worldwide gross, pushing Captain America: The Winter Soldier down to #2.

International 2014 through 2014 Jun 29

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.