August 10, 2014

Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has transformed Paramount into player status (now $2.0 billion worldwide year to date), with much more overseas revenue to come from the film.  With continued overseas returns from Guardians of the Galaxy, Disney ($2.33 billion worldwide to date) has widened its lead over Warner Brothers ($2.16 billion).

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

Studio YTD 2014 as of 2014 Aug 10

YEAR TO DATE BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2014 is now running -7% behind last year (better than the -8% pace last week) and still -5% below the average for this point the past four years ($6.355 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed $15.6 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 1-31
North America Worldwide
2014 $6.068 $15.609 Jan 6-Aug 10
2013 $6.527 n/a Jan 7-Aug 11
2012 $6.485 n/a Jan 2-Aug 5
2011 $6.099 n/a Jan 3-Aug 7
2010 $6.307 n/a Jan 4-Aug 8

The past six weeks in North America are now -21% behind the same period last year (better than the -24% last week actually) and now -19% below the four-year average for the similar six-week period ($1.683 billion).

North American Box Office PAST SIX WEEKS
2014 $1.357 since Jun 30
2013 $1.719 since Jul 1
2012 $1.660 since Jun 25
2011 $1.726 since Jun 27
2010 $1.625 since Jun 28

WORLDWIDE GROSSES BY FILM TITLE.  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles enters the 2014 worldwide chart at #21, with a lot of upside as it rolls out around the world.  Guardians of the Galaxy moves up to #11 from #13 last week, with much more climbing to be done.

International 2014 through 2014 Aug 10

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.