August 18, 2019

Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 8.18.2019

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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 -6% below last year’s comparable span (one point worse than last week) and now -1% below this point the past four years ($6.912 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed almost $18.2 billion worldwide when we add overseas box office for those films. That’s still basically even with the comparable worldwide box office last year and still -2% 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 1-32
North America Worldwide
2019 $6.866 $18.179 Jan 7-Aug 18
2018 $7.270 $18.244 Jan 8-Aug 19
2017 $6.820 $18.493 Jan 2-Aug 13
2016 $6.893 $17.302 Jan 4-Aug 14
2015 $6.665 $17.264 Jan 5-Aug 16


The past six weeks in North America is now +5% above the same period last year (five points worse than last week) and now -4% below the four-year average for the similar six-week period ($1.478 billion).

North American Box Office PAST SIX WEEKS
2019 $1.413 since Jul 8
2018 $1.346 since Jul 9
2017 $1.478 since Jul 3
2016 $1.680 since Jul 4
2015 $1.408 since Jul 6

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.