May 25, 2015

Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 5.24.2015

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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Studio YTD 2015 as of 2015 May 24



YEAR TO DATE BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2015 to date is now +4% above last year and +5% above the average for this point the past four years ($3.482 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed $10.1 billion worldwide when we add overseas box office (that’s +8% ahead of the comparable worldwide box office last year at this stage).

Note: the overseas updates for most films is delayed this week.  Next week’s Studio Scorecard and Film Rankings will include overseas data for next week and any late arriving data from this past week.

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 1-20
North America Worldwide
2015 $3.660 $10.125 Jan 5-May 24
2014 $3.529 $9.383 Jan 6-May 25
2013 $3.439 n/a Jan 7-May 26
2012 $3.786 n/a Jan 2-May 20
2011 $3.174 n/a Jan 3-May 22

The past six weeks in North America are now down -2% from the same period last year  (well below the +4% pace last week and the +9% pace two weeks ago) and now -4% below the four-year average for the similar six-week period ($1.149 billion).

North American Box Office PAST SIX WEEKS
2015 $1.101 since Apr 13
2014 $1.123 since Apr 14
2013 $1.207 since Apr 15
2012 $1.162 since Apr 9
2011 $1.102 since Apr 11


WORLDWIDE GROSSES BY FILM TITLE.  Here are the updated 2015 rankings film by film.

International 2015 through 2015 May 24




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.