August 24, 2014

Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 8.24.2014

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Again, no changes to the year to date studio ranking of worldwide box office.  20th Century Fox remains #1 and also had the largest gain this week (an okay $87 million weekly gain, mostly because of continued overseas grosses of How to Train Your Dragon 2 and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes).  Disney, Warner Brothers and Paramount each picked up around $50 million this past week (primarily because of continued overseas revenue for Guardians of the Galaxy, the domestic release of If I Stay, and continued overseas grosses for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, respectively).

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

Studio YTD 2014 as of 2014 Aug 24

YEAR TO DATE BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2014 is still running -7% behind last year and now -5% below the average for this point the past four years ($6.754 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed almost $16.6 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 1-33
North America Worldwide
2014 $6.450 $16.586 Jan 6-Aug 24
2013 $6.907 n/a Jan 7-Aug 25
2012 $6.878 n/a Jan 2-Aug 19
2011 $6.525 n/a Jan 3-Aug 21
2010 $6.705 n/a Jan 4-Aug 22

The past six weeks in North America are now -7% behind the same period last year (better than the -11% pace last week) and now -8% below the four-year average for the similar six-week period ($1.412 billion).

North American Box Office PAST SIX WEEKS
2014 $1.296 since Jul 14
2013 $1.390 since Jul 15
2012 $1.369 since Jul 9
2011 $1.557 since Jul 11
2010 $1.334 since Jul 12

WORLDWIDE GROSSES BY FILM TITLE.  If I Stay enters the 2014 worldwide chart at #60, When the Game Stands Tall at #75 and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For at #83.  None of the three will climb very far up the chart in the coming weeks because of weekend overseas potential across the board.  The big gainers overseas this week were How to Train Your Dragon 2 and Guardians of the Galaxy, which is really starting to kick into high gear internationally.

International 2014 through 2014 Aug 24

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.