January 25, 2015

Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 1.25.2015

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Here is the first look at the 2015 Scorecard, with of course Warner Brothers breaking away into an early lead in worldwide box office thanks to American Sniper.  If you are interested in the 2014 Scorecard, scroll down to the bottom of the post (as the remnants of overseas box office for late 2014 films continue to trickle in).

Studio YTD 2015 as of 2015 Jan 25

YEAR TO DATE BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2015 to date is now +9% above last year and a huge +20% above the average for this point the past four years ($0.533 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed just over $1.6 billion worldwide when we add overseas box office (that’s +12% ahead of the comparable worldwide box office last year at this stage).

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 1-3
North America Worldwide
2015 $0.637 $1.613 Jan 5-Jan 25
2014 $0.584 $1.445 Jan 6-Jan 26
2013 $0.519 n/a Jan 7-Jan 27
2012 $0.564 n/a Jan 2-Jan 22
2011 $0.464 n/a Jan 3-Jan 23

The past six weeks in North America are now up +2% from the same period last year (much better than the -8% pace last week and the -11% two weeks ago) and now a healthy +13% above the four-year average for the similar six-week period ($1.326 billion).

North American Box Office PAST SIX WEEKS
2015 $1.499 since Dec 15
2014 $1.464 since Dec 16
2013 $1.351 since Dec 17
2012 $1.268 since Dec 12
2011 $1.222 since Dec 13

WORLDWIDE GROSSES BY FILM TITLE.  Here is an early look at the 2015 rankings.  Scroll down for an almost complete 2014 rankings.

International 2015 through 2015 Jan 25



2014 Scorecard and Rankings



Studio YTD 2014 as of 2015 Jan 25


International 2014 through 2015 Jan 25


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.