May 26, 2019

Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 5.26.2019

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Here is an updated look at the 2019 film slates by studio.

BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2019 is still -10% below last year’s comparable span and now -1% below the average at this point the past four years ($3.913 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed almost $10.5 billion worldwide when we add overseas box office for those films. That’s now -7% below the comparable worldwide box office last year (1 point better than last week) and now -9% 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 1-20
North America Worldwide
2019 $3.858 $10.452 Jan 7-May 26
2018 $4.265 $11.230 Jan 8-May 27
2017 $3.985 $11.466 Jan 2-May 21
2016 $3.735 $9.847 Jan 4-May 22
2015 $3.666 $10.233 Jan 5-May 24


The past six weeks in North America are now +9% above the same period last year (3 points better than last week) and now +33% above the four-year average for the similar six-week period ($1.161 billion).

North American Box Office PAST SIX WEEKS
2019 $1.546 since Apr 15
2018 $1.423 since Apr 16
2017 $1.020 since Apr 10
2016 $1.091 since Apr 11
2015 $1.108 since Apr 13

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



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.