July 20, 2014

Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  20th Century Fox has pushed past $2.9 billion worldwide in 2014 to date, as Dawn of the Planet of the Apes gets rolling overseas.  Paramount is the other studio with more than $100 million this past week (thanks to continued strong overseas receipts for Transformers: Age of Extinction) now past $1.5 billion worldwide for the year to date.

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

Studio YTD 2014 as of 2014 Jul 20

YEAR TO DATE BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2014 is now running -8% behind last year and now -5% below the average for this point the past four years ($5.626 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed over $13.9 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 1-28
North America Worldwide
2014 $5.359 $13.957 Jan 6-Jul 20
2013 $5.803 n/a Jan 7-Jul 21
2012 $5.764 n/a Jan 2-Jul 15
2011 $5.299 n/a Jan 3-Jul 17
2010 $5.637 n/a Jan 4-Jul 18

The past six weeks in North America are now -28% behind the same period last year and -19% below the four-year average for the similar six-week period ($1.677 billion).

North American Box Office PAST SIX WEEKS
2014 $1.366 since Jun 9
2013 $1.892 since Jun 10
2012 $1.561 since Jun 4
2011 $1.573 since Jun 6
2010 $1.683 since Jun 7

WORLDWIDE GROSSES BY FILM TITLE.  This weekend’s openers enter the worldwide chart in the middle of the pack: The Purge: Anarchy at #37, Planes: Fire & Rescue at #40 and Sex Tape at #46.  None of the three will do enough overseas business to make a huge difference in their ranking.  Transformers: Age of Extinction is now a solid #1 for the year, closing in on $1 billion worldwide.  Dawn of the Planet of the Apes should break into the top 10 next week.

International 2014 through 2014 Jul 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.