October 20, 2019

Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 10.20.2019

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Here is an updated look at the 2019 film slates by studio.

BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2019 is still -5% below last year’s comparable span and still +1% above this point the past four years ($8.203 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed over $21.9 billion worldwide when we add overseas box office for those films. That’s still basically even with the comparable worldwide box office last year and still -1% below 2017.

A reminder: we define the start of each year as the first Monday in January (except if that is New Year’s Day), and our year ends on the Sunday after New Year’s Day the following calendar year. The numbers in this chart contain box office grosses from each year’s films as well as grosses from prior year films that carried over into that year.

(billions) Weeks 1-41
North America Worldwide
2019 $8.287 $21.965 Jan 7-Oct 20
2018 $8.694 $21.882 Jan 8-Oct 21
2017 $8.005 $22.140 Jan 2-Oct 15
2016 $8.143 $20.663 Jan 4-Oct 16
2015 $7.971 $20.536 Jan 5-Oct 18


The past six weeks in North America are now -1% below the same period last year (3 points worse than last week’s comparison) and now +11% above the four-year average for the similar six-week period ($0.878 billion).

North American Box Office PAST SIX WEEKS
2019 $0.972 since Sep 9
2018 $0.978 since Sep 10
2017 $0.850 since Sep 4
2016 $0.768 since Sep 5
2015 $0.916 since Sep 7

WORLDWIDE GROSSES BY FILM TITLE.  Here is an updated look at the 2019 film rankings for movies released in over 1,000 North American theaters in the 2019 calendar year.



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.