February 24, 2019

Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 2.24.2019

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Here is an updated look at the 2018 film slates by studio. The studio totals also include 2019 dollars for films released in late 2018. We will switch to tracking the 2019 slates next week.

BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2019 is now -30% below last year’s comparable span and now -24% below the average for this point the past four years ($1.407 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films almost $2.8 billion worldwide when we add overseas box office for those films (that’s -31% below the comparable worldwide box office last year and -28% below 2017).

A reminder: we define the start of each year as the first Monday in January (except if that is New Year’s Day), and our year ends on the Sunday after New Year’s Day the following calendar year. 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 1-7
North America Worldwide
2019 $1.073 $2.789 Jan 7-Feb 24
2018 $1.533 $4.063 Jan 8-Feb 25
2017 $1.381 $3.888 Jan 2-Feb 19
2016 $1.364 $3.253 Jan 4-Feb 21
2015 $1.350 $3.728 Jan 5-Feb 22


The past six weeks in North America are now -32% below the same period last year and now -24% below the four-year average for the similar six-week period ($1.197 billion).

North American Box Office PAST SIX WEEKS
2019 $0.909 since Jan 14
2018 $1.327 since Jan 15
2017 $1.132 since Jan 9
2016 $1.145 since Jan 11
2015 $1.186 since Jan 12

WORLDWIDE GROSSES BY FILM TITLE.  Here is an updated look at the 2018 film rankings for movies released in over 1,000 North American theaters in the 2018 calendar year. We will transition to the 2019 film rankings next week.



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.