July 29, 2018

Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 7.29.2018

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Here is an updated look at the 2018 film slates by studio. The studio totals also include 2018 dollars for films released in late 2017.

Studio YTD 2018 as of 2018 Jul 29

YEAR TO DATE BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2018 to date is now +7% above last year and still +12% above the average for this point the past four years ($6.220 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed $17.1 billion worldwide when we add overseas box office (that’s still -3% below the comparable worldwide box office last year at this stage but +7% above 2016).

A reminder: we define the start of each year as the first Monday in January, 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.)  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 1-30
North America Worldwide
2018 $6.937 $17.133 Jan 1-July 29
2017 $6.465 $17.619 Jan 2-July 30
2016 $6.326 $16.000 Jan 4-July 31
2015 $6.265 $16.274 Jan 5-Aug 2
2014 $5.823 $15.022 Jan 6-Aug 3


The past six weeks in North America are now +7% above the same period last year and now +10% above the four-year average for the similar six-week period ($1.547 billion).

North American Box Office PAST SIX WEEKS
2018 $1.701 since June 18
2017 $1.585 since June 19
2016 $1.705 since June 20
2015 $1.543 since June 22
2014 $1.355 since June 23


WORLDWIDE GROSSES BY FILM TITLE.  Here is an updated look at the 2018 film rankings for movies released in over 1,000 North American theaters since January 1.

International 2018 through 2018 Jul 29

International 2018 Part 2 through 2018 Jul 29



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.