April 12, 2015

Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 4.12.2015

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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Studio YTD 2015 as of 2015 Apr 12


YEAR TO DATE BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2015 to date is now +6% above last year and +10% above the average for this point the past four years ($2.333 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed almost $7.2 billion worldwide when we add overseas box office (that’s +14% 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 1-14
North America Worldwide
2015 $2.560 $7.235 Jan 5-Apr 12
2014 $2.406 $6.362 Jan 6-Apr 13
2013 $2.232 n/a Jan 7-Apr 14
2012 $2.624 n/a Jan 2-Apr 8
2011 $2.071 n/a Jan 3-Apr 10

The past six weeks in North America are up +4% from the same period last year (much better than the -2% pace last week and the -5% pace two weeks ago) and now +7% from the four-year average for the similar six-week period ($1.014 billion).

North American Box Office PAST SIX WEEKS
2015 $1.084 since Mar 2
2014 $1.046 since Mar 3
2013 $1.013 since Mar 4
2012 $1.121 since Feb 27
2011 $0.877 since Feb 28

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

International 2015 through 2015 Apr 12


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.