August 31, 2014

Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 8.31.2014

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  The studio rankings remain unchanged, and #1 Fox continues to do well, thanks to more overseas grosses from both Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and How to Train Your Dragon 2.   The second best week worldwide belongs to #6 Universal, not so much because of the domestic release of As Above/So Below but mostly because of a very good week overseas for Lucy.

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

Studio YTD 2014 as of 2014 Aug 31

YEAR TO DATE BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2014 is still running -7% behind last year and -5% below the average for this point the past four years ($6.903 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed over $17.0 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 1-34
North America Worldwide
2014 $6.577 $17.049 Jan 6-Aug 31
2013 $7.063 n/a Jan 7-Sep 1
2012 $7.024 n/a Jan 2-Aug 26
2011 $6.663 n/a Jan 3-Aug 28
2010 $6.863 n/a Jan 4-Aug 29

The past six weeks in North America are now -4% behind the same period last year (better than the -7% past week and the -11% pace two weeks ago) and now -6% below the four-year average for the similar six-week period ($1.278 billion).

North American Box Office PAST SIX WEEKS
2014 $1.204 since Jul 21
2013 $1.260 since Jul 22
2012 $1.261 since Jul 16
2011 $1.365 since Jul 18
2010 $1.225 since Jul 19

WORLDWIDE GROSSES BY FILM TITLE.  The November Man enters the 2014 worldwide chart at #76 and As Above/So Below at #82 in the always dreary Labor Day weekend.  Guardians of the Galaxy is #7 of the year worldwide, but it is not finished marching up to the top of the chart, as overseas grosses continue to roll in.

International 2014 through 2014 Aug 31

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.