December 24, 2017

Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 12.24.2017

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Here is an updated look at the 2017 film slates by studio.

Studio YTD 2017 as of 2017 Dec 24

YEAR TO DATE BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2017 to date is still down -1% from last year and now +1% above the average for this point the past four years ($9.898 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed $27.0 billion worldwide when we add overseas box office (that’s now +7% above the comparable worldwide box office last year at this stage and +4% above 2015).

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.)  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 1-51
North America Worldwide
2017 $10.002 $27.045 Jan 2-Dec 24
2016 $10.070 $25.377 Jan 4-Dec 25
2015 $10.061 $25.953 Jan 5-Dec 27
2014 $9.401 $24.158 Jan 6-Dec 28
2013 $10.058 n/a Jan 7-Dec 29


The past six weeks in North America are now up +11% from the same period last year and now up +2% from the four-year average for the similar six-week period ($1.362 billion).

North American Box Office PAST SIX WEEKS
2017 $1.383 since Nov 13
2016 $1.243 since Nov 14
2015 $1.519 since Nov 16
2014 $1.216 since Nov 17
2013 $1.470 since Nov 18


WORLDWIDE GROSSES BY FILM TITLE.  Here is an updated look at the 2017 film rankings. The numbers in this section are only from films released wide this year (and not box office for films released late last year that carried into this year).

International 2017 through 2017 Dec 24

International 2017 through 2017 Dec 24 part 2



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.