July 6, 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 again had the biggest week of all the major studios (up $177 million worldwide since last week) exclusively because of continued overseas grosses for Transformers: Age of Extinction.  For the year to date, Paramount is up to $1.25 billion worldwide (still in 5th place among the Hollywood studios).  Warner Brothers had the next biggest week ($110 million worldwide) thanks to the underwhelming domestic debut of Tammy and some continued overseas business for Edge of Tomorrow.  Warner Brothers is now up to $1.99 billion worldwide, still at #2 behind the #1 2oth Century Fox (currently $2.41 billion worldwide and ready to go into a fifth gear next week with the release of Dawn of Planet of the Apes).  Sony ($1.71 billion worldwide year to date) edged past Disney ($1.70 billion) to retake 3rd place in their see-saw battle. 

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

Studio YTD 2014 as of 2014 Jul 06

YEAR TO DATE BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2014 is now running 5% behind last year and now 2% below the average for this point the past four years ($5.026 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed almost $12.9 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 1-26
North America Worldwide
2014 $4.937 $12.892 Jan 6-Jul 6
2013 $5.221 n/a Jan 7-Jul 7
2012 $5.129 n/a Jan 2-Jul 1
2011 $4.704 n/a Jan 3-Jul 3
2010 $5.049 n/a Jan 4-Jul 4

The past six weeks in North America are now -21% behind the same period last year and 8% below the four-year average for the similar six-week period ($1.538 billion).

North American Box Office PAST SIX WEEKS
2014 $1.408 May 26-Jul 6
2013 $1.782 May 27-Jul 7
2012 $1.343 May 21-Jul 1
2011 $1.530 May 23-Jul 3
2010 $1.498 May 24-Jul 4

WORLDWIDE GROSSES BY FILM TITLE.  Opening this week, Tammy enters the chart at #37 with little potential for overseas business to lift it significantly in the ranking.  Deliver Us From Evil enters at #54 and Earth to Echo joins the list at #56, both about where they will stay.  The political documentary America joins the list at #69, dead last among 2014 wide releases.  What a clunker of a summer weekend.

International 2014 through 2014 Jul 06

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.