December 13, 2015

Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 12.13.2015

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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Studio YTD 2015 as of 2015 Dec 13


YEAR TO DATE BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2015 to date is still +4% above last year and still +1% above the average for this point the past four years ($9.144 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed over $24.3 billion worldwide when we add overseas box office (that’s still +5% 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 1-49
North America Worldwide
2015 $9.252 $24.343 Jan 5-Dec 13
2014 $8.862 $23.118 Jan 6-Dec 14
2013 $9.476 n/a Jan 7-Dec 15
2012 $9.446 n/a Jan 2-Dec 9
2011 $8.791 n/a Jan 3-Dec 11

The past six weeks in North America are now down -1% from the same period last year (continuing to improve from recent weeks: -3% pace last week and -8% pace two weeks ago) and now -8% below the four-year average for the similar six-week period ($1.137 billion).

North American Box Office PAST SIX WEEKS
2015 $1.046 since Nov 2
2014 $1.057 since Nov 3
2013 $1.255 since Nov 4
2012 $1.241 since Oct 29
2011 $0.993 since Oct 31


WORLDWIDE GROSSES BY FILM TITLE.  Here are the updated 2015 rankings film by film.

International 2015 through 2015 Dec 13



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.