September 11, 2016

Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 9.11.2016

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Updated look at 2016 by studio.


YEAR TO DATE BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2016 to date is now +4% above last year and still +5% above the average for this point the past four years ($7.134 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed almost $18.8 $19.0 billion worldwide when we add overseas box office (that’s still +1% now +2% ahead of the comparable worldwide box office last year at this stage and now ahead of 2014 by +5% +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 1-36
North America Worldwide
2016 $7.507 $19.046 Jan 4-Sep 11
2015 $7.190 $18.647 Jan 5-Sep 13
2014 $6.780 $17.861 Jan 6-Sep 14
2013 $7.305 n/a Jan 7-Sep 15
2012 $7.261 n/a Jan 2-Sep 9

The past six weeks in North America are up a very big +28% from the same period last year (in line with the +31% pace we saw last week and the +27% pace two weeks ago) and now +23% above the four-year average for the similar six-week period ($0.964 billion).

North American Box Office PAST SIX WEEKS
2016 $1.181 since Aug 1
2015 $0.924 since Aug 3
2014 $0.957 since Aug 4
2013 $1.012 since Aug 5
2012 $0.962 since July 30


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




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.