August 21, 2016

Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 8.19-21.2016

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WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Updated look at 2016 by studio.


Studio YTD 2016 as of 2016 Aug 21

YEAR TO DATE BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2016 to date is now +4% above last year and now +5% above the average for this point the past four years ($6.767 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed almost $17.8 billion worldwide when we add overseas box office (that’s now marginally ahead of the comparable worldwide box office last year at this stage and still  ahead of 2014 by +7%).

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 1-33
North America Worldwide
2016 $7.092 $17.796 Jan 4-Aug 21
2015 $6.831 $17.730 Jan 5-Aug 23
2014 $6.451 $16.588 Jan 6-Aug 24
2013 $6.907 n/a Jan 7-Aug 25
2012 $6.878 n/a Jan 2-Aug 19

The past six weeks in North America are now up a very big +21% from the same period last year (even better than the +19% pace we saw last week and the +17% pace two weeks ago) and now +17% above the four-year average for the similar six-week period ($1.337 billion).

North American Box Office PAST SIX WEEKS
2016 $1.557 since July 11
2015 $1.290 since July 13
2014 $1.298 since July 14
2013 $1.390 since July 15
2012 $1.369 since July 9


WORLDWIDE GROSSES BY FILM TITLE.  Here are the updated 2016 film rankings.


International 2016 through 2016 Aug 21


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.