September 25, 2016

Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 9.25.2016

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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 still +4% above last year and still +5% above the average for this point the past four years ($7.371 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed almost $19.7 billion worldwide when we add overseas box office (that’s +1% ahead of the comparable worldwide box office last year at this stage and ahead of 2014 by +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 1-38
North America Worldwide
2016 $7.747 $19.667 Jan 4-Sep 25
2015 $7.479 $19.453 Jan 5-Sep 27
2014 $7.022 $18.463 Jan 6-Sep 28
2013 $7.523 n/a Jan 7-Sep 29
2012 $7.461 n/a Jan 2-Sep 23

The past six weeks in North America are up +15% from the same period last year (still a decent increase but lower than the +15% pace we saw last week and the +28% pace two weeks ago) and now +15% above the four-year average for the similar six-week period ($0.779 billion).

North American Box Office PAST SIX WEEKS
2016 $0.854 since Aug 15
2015 $0.814 since Aug 17
2014 $0.731 since Aug 18
2013 $0.791 since Aug 19
2012 $0.779 since Aug 13


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.