January 2, 2017

Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 1.1.2017

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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 marginally above last year and still +3% above the average for this point the past four years ($10.184 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed $26.2 billion worldwide when we add overseas box office (that’s still -2% below the comparable worldwide box office last year at this stage and still ahead of 2014 by +5%).

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 1-52
North America Worldwide
2016 $10.532 $26.231 Jan 4-Jan 1
2015 $10.504 $26.786 Jan 5-Jan 3
2014 $9.724 $24.880 Jan 6-Jan 4
2013 $10.356 n/a Jan 7-Jan 5
2012 $10.150 n/a Jan 2-Dec 30

The past six weeks in North America are now down -14% from the same period last year but now up +3% from the four-year average for the similar six-week period ($1.469 billion).

North American Box Office PAST SIX WEEKS
2016 $1.517 since Nov 21
2015 $1.766 since Nov 23
2014 $1.321 since Nov 24
2013 $1.512 since Nov 25
2012 $1.276 since Nov 19


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.