August 25, 2019

Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 8.25.2019

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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 still -6% below last year’s comparable span and still -1% below this point the past four years ($7.077 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed almost $18.8 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 now -1% 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 1-33
North America Worldwide
2019 $7.015 $18.750 Jan 7-Aug 25
2018 $7.425 $18.711 Jan 8-Aug 26
2017 $6.959 $18.882 Jan 2-Aug 20
2016 $7.093 $17.797 Jan 4-Aug 21
2015 $6.831 $17.730 Jan 5-Aug 23


The past six weeks in North America is now +6% above the same period last year (one point better than last week) and now basically even with the four-year average for the similar six-week period ($1.349 billion).

North American Box Office PAST SIX WEEKS
2019 $1.347 since Jul 15
2018 $1.266 since Jul 16
2017 $1.281 since Jul 10
2016 $1.558 since Jul 11
2015 $1.290 since Jul 13

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.