October 9, 2016

Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 10.9.2016

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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 +3% above last year and now +4% above the average for this point the past four years ($7.687 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed $20.3 billion worldwide when we add overseas box office (that’s still marginally ahead of the comparable worldwide box office last year at this stage and 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 1-40
North America Worldwide
2016 $8.013 $20.314 Jan 4-Oct 9
2015 $7.815 $20.285 Jan 5-Oct 11
2014 $7.364 $19.347 Jan 6-Oct 12
2013 $7.810 n/a Jan 7-Oct 13
2012 $7.760 n/a Jan 2-Oct 7

The past six weeks in North America are down -12% from the same period last year and now -3% below the four-year average for the similar six-week period ($0.782 billion).

North American Box Office PAST SIX WEEKS
2016 $0.762 since Aug 29
2015 $0.866 since Aug 31
2014 $0.782 since Sep 1
2013 $0.747 since Sep 2
2012 $0.736 since Aug 27


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.