September 4, 2016

Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 9.4.2016

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WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Updated look at 2016 by studio.

Studio YTD 2016 as of 2016 Sep 04



YEAR TO DATE BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2016 to date is now +5% above last year and still +5% above the average for this point the past four years ($7.021 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed over $18.6 billion worldwide when we add overseas box office (that’s still +1% ahead of the comparable worldwide box office last year at this stage and still 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 1-35
North America Worldwide
2016 $7.375 $18.651 Jan 4-Sep 4
2015 $7.056 $18.432 Jan 5-Sep 6
2014 $6.681 $17.482 Jan 6-Sep 7
2013 $7.191 n/a Jan 7-Sep 8
2012 $7.157 n/a Jan 2-Sep 2

The past six weeks in North America are up a very big +31% from the same period last year (even better than the +27% pace we saw last week and the +21% pace two weeks ago) and now +22% above the four-year average for the similar six-week period ($1.078 billion).

North American Box Office PAST SIX WEEKS
2016 $1.320 since July 25
2015 $1.007 since July 27
2014 $1.098 since July 28
2013 $1.118 since July 29
2012 $1.090 since July 23


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


International 2016 through 2016 Sep 04


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.