December 7, 2014

Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 12.7.2014

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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 Dec 07

YEAR TO DATE BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2014 is still running -6% behind last year and -3% below the average for this point the past four years ($9.075 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed almost $22.9 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 1-48
North America Worldwide
2014 $8.766 $22.856 Jan 6-Dec 7
2013 $9.308 n/a Jan 7-Dec 8
2012 $9.345 n/a Jan 2-Dec 2
2011 $8.702 n/a Jan 3-Dec 4
2010 $8.949 n/a Jan 4-Dec 5

The past six weeks in North America are now down -12% from the same period last year (worse than the -9% pace last week and the +0% pace two weeks ago) and now -6% below the four-year average for the similar six-week period ($1.146 billion).

North American Box Office PAST SIX WEEKS
2014 $1.082 since Oct 27
2013 $1.237 since Oct 28
2012 $1.259 since Oct 22
2011 $1.026 since Oct 24
2010 $1.060 since Oct 25

WORLDWIDE GROSSES BY FILM TITLE.  The Pyramid enters the 2014 worldwide chart at #121 out of #125.  A very interesting battle at the bottom of the top 10, with Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 well ahead of Interstellar domestically, but advantage Interstellar overseas.  The two films are currently neck and neck looking at the worldwide total.

International 2014 through 2014 Dec 07

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.