January 31, 2016

Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 1.31.2016

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  We will continue tracking 2015 for several more weeks as the holiday films finish their runs.  We will begin tracking the 2016 slates soon.

Studio YTD 2015 as of 2016 Jan 31


YEAR TO DATE BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2016 to date is now even with last year and now +9% above the average for this point the past four years ($0.707 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed nearly $1.9 billion worldwide when we add overseas box office (that’s -7% behind 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 1-4
North America Worldwide
2016 $0.768 $1.855 Jan 4-Jan 31
2015 $0.766 $2.001 Jan 5-Feb 1
2014 $0.691 $1.781 Jan 6-Feb 2
2013 $0.630 n/a Jan 7-Feb 3
2012 $0.743 n/a Jan 2-Jan 29

The past six weeks in North America are now up +17% from the same period last year (continuing to cool from recent weeks: +24% pace last week and +31% pace two weeks ago) and now +24% above the four-year average for the similar six-week period ($1.358 billion).

North American Box Office PAST SIX WEEKS
2016 $1.689 since Dec 21
2015 $1.441 since Dec 22
2014 $1.375 since Dec 23
2013 $1.308 since Dec 24
2012 $1.310 since Dec 19


WORLDWIDE GROSSES BY FILM TITLE.  A first look at the 2016 rankings.

International 2016 through 2016 Jan 31


Here are the updated 2015 rankings.


International 2015 through 2016 Jan 31


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.