August 4, 2019

Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 8.4.2019

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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 -5% below last year’s comparable span (1 point better than last week) and now even with this point the past four years ($6.477 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed over $17.2 billion worldwide when we add overseas box office for those films. That’s still +1% above 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 1-30
North America Worldwide
2019 $6.494 $17.256 Jan 7-Aug 4
2018 $6.854 $17.061 Jan 8-Aug 5
2017 $6.465 $17.619 Jan 2-Jul 30
2016 $6.326 $16.000 Jan 4-Jul 31
2015 $6.265 $16.274 Jan 5-Aug 2


The past six weeks in North America is now +9% above the same period last year (nine points better than last week) and now +4% above the four-year average for the similar six-week period ($1.589 billion).

North American Box Office PAST SIX WEEKS
2019 $1.659 since Jun 24
2018 $1.524 since Jun 25
2017 $1.585 since Jun 19
2016 $1.705 since Jun 20
2015 $1.543 since Jun 22

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.