June 28, 2015

Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 6.28.2015

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Universal is the big gainer again this week, partly because of the forecast domestic total for Ted 2 added to the chart but mostly because of almost $300 million in overseas box office added to Jurassic World (some of which is delayed reporting from the prior week).

Studio YTD 2015 as of 2015 Jun 28

YEAR TO DATE BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2015 to date is still +6% above last year and now +7% above the average for this point the past four years ($4.679 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed $13.0 billion worldwide when we add overseas box office (that’s +6% ahead of the comparable worldwide box office last year at this stage).

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 1-25
North America Worldwide
2015 $5.004 $13.036 Jan 5-Jun 28
2014 $4.711 $12.324 Jan 6-Jun 29
2013 $4.808 n/a Jan 7-Jun 30
2012 $4.825 n/a Jan 2-Jun 24
2011 $4.373 n/a Jan 3-Jun 26

The past six weeks in North America are now up +9% from the same period last year  (better than the +6% pace last week and well above the -2% pace two weeks ago) and +8% above the four-year average for the similar six-week period ($1.430 billion).

North American Box Office PAST SIX WEEKS
2015 $1.540 since May 18
2014 $1.411 since May 19
2013 $1.683 since May 20
2012 $1.227 since May 14
2011 $1.401 since May 16


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

International 2015 through 2015 Jun 28



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.