August 17, 2014

Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard: 8.17.2014

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  No change in the studio rankings this week with no studio increasing more than $100 million over the past 7 days worldwide.  Fox’s modest gain this week comes mostly from the domestic potential for Let’s Be Cops and continued overseas grosses for How to Train Your Dragon 2.  Disney’s weekly gain is mostly a function of overseas grosses for Guardians of the Galaxy.  Paramount’s weekly increases is primarily a product of more overseas grosses for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

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

Studio YTD 2014 as of 2014 Aug 17

YEAR TO DATE BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2014 is still running -7% behind last year and now -4% below the average for this point the past four years ($6.565 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed almost $16.1 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 1-32
North America Worldwide
2014 $6.288 $16.097 Jan 6-Aug 17
2013 $6.731 n/a Jan 7-Aug 18
2012 $6.682 n/a Jan 2-Aug 12
2011 $6.335 n/a Jan 3-Aug 14
2010 $6.511 n/a Jan 4-Aug 15

The past six weeks in North America are now -11% behind the same period last year (much better than the -24% pace as recently as two weeks ago) and now -12% below the four-year average for the similar six-week period ($1.539 billion).

North American Box Office PAST SIX WEEKS
2014 $1.348 since Jul 7
2013 $1.510 since Jul 8
2012 $1.553 since Jul 2
2011 $1.631 since Jul 4
2010 $1.462 since Jul 5

WORLDWIDE GROSSES BY FILM TITLE.  Let’s Be Cops enters the 2014 worldwide chart at #48, The Expendables 3 at #57 and The Giver at #65.  The latter two films have moderate overseas potential and should rise toward the level of Let’s Be Cops, which has very little overseas prospects.

International 2014 through 2014 Aug 17

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.