July 13, 2014

Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard

WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  20th Century Fox has broken away from the pack with over $2.8 billion worldwide to date for 2014, with another almost $400 million worldwide last week.  Dawn of the Planet of the Apes has enormous upside overseas and it will quickly move out of the middle $100-299 million category to the $300+ million box in a few weeks as it rolls out internationally after the World Cup gets out of the way today.  How to Train Your Dragon 2 and even The Fault in Our Stars continues to contribute to the overseas tally for Fox.  Paramount was the only other studio with over $100 million worldwide this past week ($142 million to be precise, exclusively from continued overseas revenue from Transformers: Age of Extinction. Paramount is now just under $1.4 billion worldwide for 2014 to date, still in 5th place and about $300 million behind Disney and Sony.

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

Studio YTD 2014 as of 2014 Jul 13 v2

YEAR TO DATE BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2014 is now running -7% behind last year and now -4% below the average for this point the past four years ($5.342 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed over $13.5 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 1-27
North America Worldwide
2014 $5.155 $13.547 Jan 6-Jul 13
2013 $5.517 n/a Jan 7-Jul 14
2012 $5.510 n/a Jan 2-Jul 8
2011 $4.968 n/a Jan 3-Jul 10
2010 $5.372 n/a Jan 4-Jul 11

The past six weeks in North America are now -24% behind the same period last year and -14% below the four-year average for the similar six-week period ($1.610 billion).

North American Box Office PAST SIX WEEKS
2014 $1.379 since Jun 2
2013 $1.809 since Jun 3
2012 $1.518 since May 28
2011 $1.494 since May 30
2010 $1.618 since May 31

WORLDWIDE GROSSES BY FILM TITLE.  Dawn of the Planet of the Apes opens 19th place with a projected domestic total of $211 million and a modest $30 million overseas to date.  But that overseas number will skyrocket next week as Dawn opens on a delayed basis in most countries, yielding to the final weekend of the soccer World Cup.  At the top of the chart, Michael Bay’s Transformers: Age of Extinction now rules 2014.

International 2014 through 2014 Jul 13

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.