September 14, 2014

Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 9.14.2014

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  The studio rankings remain unchanged, although Warner Brothers had a nice week ($141 million worldwide the past seven days thanks to the domestic debut of Dolphin Tale 2 and a good start overseas for the sequel).  No other studio was over $100 million worldwide for the week, and most were well below that.

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

Studio YTD 2014 as of 2014 Sep 14

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 ($7.150 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed almost $17.9 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 1-36
North America Worldwide
2014 $6.779 $17.860 Jan 6-Sep 14
2013 $7.305 n/a Jan 7-Sep 15
2012 $7.261 n/a Jan 2-Sep 9
2011 $6.920 n/a Jan 3-Sep 11
2010 $7.115 n/a Jan 4-Sep 12

The past six weeks in North America are now -6% behind the same period last year (worse than the -2% pace last week and the -4% pace two weeks ago) and now -6% below the four-year average for the similar six-week period ($1.014 billion).

North American Box Office PAST SIX WEEKS
2014 $0.956 since Aug 4
2013 $1.012 since Aug 5
2012 $0.962 since Jul 30
2011 $1.071 since Aug 1
2010 $1.010 since Aug 2

WORLDWIDE GROSSES BY FILM TITLE.  Dolphin Tale 2 enters the 2014 worldwide chart at #35,  No Good Deed enters at #56 (with little prospects for much overseas business to lift that tanking), and The Drop starts at #83.

International 2014 through 2014 Sep 14 v2

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.