June 24, 2018

Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 6.24.2018

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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 2018 dollars for films released in late 2017.

Studio YTD 2018 as of 2018 Jun 24

YEAR TO DATE BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2018 to date is now +10% above last year and now +14% above the average for this point the past four years ($4.940 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed $14.1 billion worldwide when we add overseas box office (that’s now -2% below the comparable worldwide box office last year at this stage and now +9% above 2016).

A reminder: we define the start of each year as the first Monday in January, 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.)  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 1-25
North America Worldwide
2018 $5.635 $14.145 Jan 1-June 24
2017 $5.111 $14.371 Jan 2-June 25
2016 $4.930 $12.926 Jan 4-June 26
2015 $5.008 $13.040 Jan 5-June 28
2014 $4.711 $12.324 Jan 6-June 29


The past six weeks in North America are now +21% above the same period last year and now +11% above the four-year average for the similar six-week period ($1.398 billion).

North American Box Office PAST SIX WEEKS
2018 $1.553 since May 14
2017 $1.279 since May 15
2016 $1.358 since May 16
2015 $1.544 since May 18
2014 $1.411 since May 19


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 since January 1.

International 2018 through 2018 Jun 24

International 2018 Part 2 through 2018 Jun 24



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.