May 5, 2019

Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 5.5.2019

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Here is an updated look at the 2019 film slates by studio.

BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2019 is now -10% below last year’s comparable span (3 points better than last week and 8 points better than two weeks ago) and now -3% below the average at this point the past four years ($3.311 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed $8.9 billion worldwide when we add overseas box office for those films. That’s -6% below the comparable worldwide box office last year (5 points better than last week and 13 points better than two weeks ago) and now -11% below 2017.

A reminder: we define the start of each year as the first Monday in January (except if that is New Year’s Day), and our year ends on the Sunday after New Year’s Day the following calendar year. The numbers in this chart contain box office grosses from each year’s films as well as grosses from prior year films that carried over into that year.

(billions) Weeks 1-17
North America Worldwide
2019 $3.221 $8.902 Jan 7-May 5
2018 $3.597 $9.460 Jan 8-May 6
2017 $3.442 $9.990 Jan 2-Apr 30
2016 $3.136 $8.141 Jan 4-May 1
2015 $3.071 $8.613 Jan 5-May 3


The past six weeks in North America are now +3% above the same period last year (4 points better than last week and 11 points better than two weeks ago) and now +18% above the four-year average for the similar six-week period ($1.197 billion).

North American Box Office PAST SIX WEEKS
2019 $1.409 since Mar 25
2018 $1.369 since Mar 26
2017 $1.140 since Mar 20
2016 $1.111 since Mar 21
2015 $1.169 since Mar 23

WORLDWIDE GROSSES BY FILM TITLE.  Here is an updated look at the 2019 film rankings for movies released in over 1,000 North American theaters in the 2019 calendar year.



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.