September 17, 2017

Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 9.17.2017

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Here is an updated look at the 2017 film slates by studio.

Studio YTD 2017 as of 2017 Sep 17

YEAR TO DATE BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2017 to date is still down -2% from last year and still +2% above the average for this point the past four years ($7.310 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed over $20.5 billion worldwide when we add overseas box office (that’s still +6% above the comparable worldwide box office last year at this stage and +7% above 2015).

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 1-37
North America Worldwide
2017 $7.487 $20.515 Jan 2-Sep 17
2016 $7.624 $19.374 Jan 4-Sep 18
2015 $7.318 $19.103 Jan 5-Sep 20
2014 $6.897 $18.175 Jan 6-Sep 21
2013 $7.403 n/a Jan 7-Sep 22

The past six weeks in North America are now down -16% from the same period last year and now down -6% from the four-year average for the similar six-week period ($0.885 billion).

North American Box Office PAST SIX WEEKS
2017 $0.833 since Aug 7
2016 $0.989 since Aug 8
2015 $0.855 since Aug 10
2014 $0.821 since Aug 11
2013 $0.877 since Aug 12


WORLDWIDE GROSSES BY FILM TITLE.  Here is an updated look at the 2017 film rankings.

International 2017 through 2017 Sep 17

International 2017 through 2017 Sep 17 part 2




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.