February 19, 2017

Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 2.19.2017

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

Studio YTD 2017 as of 2017 Feb 19

YEAR TO DATE BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2017 to date is now +1% above last year and now +10% above the average for this point the past four years ($1.257 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed almost $3.9 billion worldwide when we add overseas box office (that’s +19% 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.) 

(billions) Weeks 1-7
North America Worldwide
2017 $1.377 $3.884 Jan 2-Feb 19
2016 $1.364 $3.253 Jan 4-Feb 21
2015 $1.350 $3.728 Jan 5-Feb 22
2014 $1.223 $3.064 Jan 6-Feb 23
2013 $1.090 n/a Jan 7-Feb 24

The past six weeks in North America are now down -2% from the same period last year and now up +6% from the four-year average for the similar six-week period ($1.067 billion).

North American Box Office PAST SIX WEEKS
2017 $1.127 since Jan 9
2016 $1.145 since Jan 11
2015 $1.186 since Jan 12
2014 $1.030 since Jan 13
2013 $0.905 since Jan 14


WORLDWIDE GROSSES BY FILM TITLE.  Here is our first look at the 2017 film rankings.

International 2017 through 2017 Feb 19


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.