October 19, 2014

Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 10.19.2014

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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Scroll down for domestic and overseas grosses for each film individually so far in 2014.

Studio YTD 2014 as of 2014 Oct 19 v3

YEAR TO DATE BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2014 is still running -5% behind last year and -3% below the average for this point the past four years ($7.784 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed over $19.6 billion worldwide when we add overseas box office.

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 1-41
North America Worldwide
2014 $7.534 $19.653 Jan 6-Oct 19
2013 $7.946 n/a Jan 7-Oct 20
2012 $7.927 n/a Jan 2-Oct 14
2011 $7.535 n/a Jan 3-Oct 16
2010 $7.729 n/a Jan 4-Oct 17

The past six weeks in North America are now +13% ahead of the same period last year (better than the +5% pace last week and the -2% pace two weeks ago) and now +14% ahead of the four-year average for the similar six-week period ($0.748 billion).

North American Box Office PAST SIX WEEKS
2014 $0.853 since Sep 5
2013 $0.755 since Sep 6
2012 $0.770 since Aug 31
2011 $0.737 since Sep 2
2010 $0.731 since Sep 3

WORLDWIDE GROSSES BY FILM TITLE.  The Book of Life enters the 2014 worldwide chart at #55 and Fury starts at #59 (each with moderate overseas potential).  The Best of Me begins at #93 with very low overseas prospects.

International 2014 through 2014 Oct 19 v2

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.