United States box office collection

Box office stands for the earnings from a movie. Literally, the term is the total value of the tickets sold by the movie theaters to viewers. Usually, speaking about the box office, people mean the receipts of a specific movie, movie theater or the total receipts of a specific period, e.g. the weekend, monthly or annual box office results. For example, in 2017, 11.37 billion US dollars was earned at the box office.

Last month movie popularity

Weekend box office

Movie Title Gross Total gross Release Weeks
Captain Marvel $196,895,933 $196,895,933 March 6, 2019 -8
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World $21,332,970 $126,299,095 January 3, 2019 0
Tyler Perry's A Madea Family Funeral $17,153,205 $50,983,015 N/A N/A
The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part $5,899,752 $99,184,713 January 26, 2019 -3
Alita: Battle Angel $4,775,475 $79,921,539 January 31, 2019 -4
Green Book $3,691,160 $81,343,031 November 16, 2018 7
Isn't It Romantic $3,356,720 $45,101,440 January 15, 2019 -1
Fighting with My Family $3,323,683 $19,791,773 February 14, 2019 -6
Greta $3,238,965 $9,329,700 February 7, 2019 -5
What Men Want $1,909,856 $52,707,016 February 8, 2019 -5
Apollo 11 $1,834,931 $4,314,883 November 17, 1996 1155
The Upside $1,555,547 $105,075,578 March 9, 2018 43
Happy Death Day 2U $1,253,040 $27,179,685 February 13, 2019 -5
A Star is Born $1,038,259 $214,826,514 September 28, 2018 14
Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse $1,023,369 $189,165,053 December 7, 2018 4
Run the Race $947,115 $5,581,364 February 22, 2019 -7
Badla $848,398 $848,398 March 8, 2019 -9
The Kid $783,426 $783,426 April 22, 2010 454
Cold Pursuit $778,177 $31,380,147 February 7, 2019 -5
Everybody Knows $617,055 $2,050,021 May 9, 2018 35
Bohemian Rhapsody $588,800 $215,446,836 October 24, 2018 11
Glass $529,245 $110,312,530 January 16, 2019 -1
Fate/Stay Night: Heaven's Feel - II. Lost Butterfly $420,595 $420,595 N/A N/A
The Favourite $383,249 $33,932,547 November 20, 2018 7
Ralph Breaks the Internet $375,104 $200,632,387 November 20, 2018 7
Bolshoi Ballet: Sleeping Beauty $311,368 $311,368 N/A N/A
Aquaman $298,997 $334,135,256 December 7, 2018 4
Arctic $278,969 $2,082,466 October 1, 2018 14
Mary Poppins Returns $268,414 $171,571,674 December 19, 2018 3
They Shall Not Grow Old $260,218 $17,439,421 October 16, 2018 12
311 Enlarged to Show Detail 3 $238,211 $238,211 N/A N/A
Furie $235,183 $466,647 February 22, 2019 -7
A Dog's Way Home $232,374 $41,697,102 January 10, 2019 -1
CatVideoFest 2019 $232,131 $306,707 N/A N/A
Total Dhamaal $227,822 $2,092,374 February 22, 2019 -7
Patterns of Evidence: The Moses Controversy $224,563 $224,563 January 14, 2019 -1
Free Solo $192,555 $17,291,297 January 1, 2018 53
Gloria Bell $189,555 $189,555 N/A N/A
The Prodigy $175,545 $14,712,499 February 7, 2019 -5
Climax $171,545 $341,431 September 19, 2018 16
Never Look Away $167,536 $914,699 N/A N/A
Doctor Who: Logopolis $143,248 $143,248 February 28, 1981 1975
Escape Room $135,841 $56,531,110 January 3, 2019 0
The Mule $112,824 $103,804,407 December 14, 2018 3
If Beale Street Could Talk $105,631 $14,804,245 November 30, 2018 5
Vice $99,973 $47,762,506 December 25, 2018 2
Birds of Passage $90,417 $274,895 May 27, 2001 919
Cold War $89,809 $4,506,504 June 8, 2018 30
The Wedding Guest $89,600 $113,828 N/A N/A
Capernaum $77,542 $1,486,585 October 6, 2018 13
Stan & Ollie $75,878 $5,173,977 N/A N/A
Miss Bala $65,551 $14,978,164 February 1, 2019 -4
The Kid Who Would be King $64,417 $16,742,726 January 16, 2019 -1
Transit $63,424 $110,616 December 31, 2016 105
Woman at War $54,231 $80,987 July 4, 2018 27
The Invisibles $34,816 $276,338 February 5, 2013 309
The Iron Orchard $34,522 $173,382 May 5, 2018 35
The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2019 $32,741 $3,510,849 N/A N/A
Babylon $31,110 $31,110 October 22, 2017 63
Shoplifters $30,956 $3,245,780 June 2, 2018 31
A Tuba to Cuba $24,583 $70,036 N/A N/A
3 Faces $23,902 $23,902 N/A N/A
To Dust $22,922 $130,868 N/A N/A
The Wife $18,539 $9,566,695 August 2, 2018 22
An Elephant Sitting Still $16,622 $16,622 N/A N/A
Uri: The Surgical Strike $16,473 $4,176,755 January 11, 2019 -1
Lords of Chaos $15,193 $246,207 February 8, 2019 -5
Indian Horse $14,915 $1,893,758 N/A N/A
Ruben Brandt, Collector $14,696 $56,489 June 22, 2018 28
The Last Resort $13,384 $142,229 January 23, 2018 50
Police Story and Police Story 2 $12,231 $89,431 N/A N/A
Qu $10,872 $2,603,901 N/A N/A
Can You Ever Forgive Me? $10,053 $8,803,865 October 19, 2018 11
Creed II $8,465 $115,713,433 November 20, 2018 7
The Heiresses $8,432 $62,985 March 15, 2018 42
Styx $8,013 $17,088 February 16, 2018 46
Black Mother $6,935 $6,935 March 1, 2018 44
Wrestle $6,367 $19,437 April 6, 2018 39
The Image Book $6,294 $89,416 October 11, 2018 12
Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel $6,057 $104,903 N/A N/A
The Sower $6,029 $19,029 May 1, 2014 244
War and Peace $5,940 $45,413 January 3, 2016 157
Ferrante Fever $5,029 $5,029 October 2, 2017 66
Virginia Minnesota $4,529 $10,335 N/A N/A
Sonchiriya $4,497 $86,765 March 1, 2019 -8
Destroyer $4,279 $1,528,682 December 25, 2018 2
The World Before Your Feet $2,792 $254,668 March 10, 2018 43
The Wild Pear Tree $2,754 $26,403 N/A N/A
Becoming Astrid $2,718 $116,500 September 14, 2018 16
Hotel by the River $2,282 $20,809 August 9, 2018 21
The Gospel of Eureka $1,912 $17,202 March 11, 2018 43
What Is Democracy? $1,689 $37,431 June 9, 2018 30
Hale County This Morning, This Evening $1,288 $109,012 January 19, 2017 102

How could box office results be forecast?

The movies released are normally beforehand known to become a success or a flop. Why? First of all, several months before the release of any film – not only a major blockbuster – the studio performs test shows not for the critics, but for the real movie audience. Usually, their results enable to predict viewers’ reaction.

In addition, there is a season pattern of releases: traditionally, at the end of spring tested blockbusters start being released, while in August – pilot blockbusters, in November and December, during holiday time and long weekends – family blockbusters. In January, September and October arthouse movies are usually released – these months traditionally stand for fewer viewers at movie theaters. Furthermore, September is the first months when the movies nominated for Oscars start being screened, because they seldom show high mass box office results either.

And, finally, online ticket presale system confirms that as early as two weeks before the release it is possible to assess the movie box office with the tolerance of up to a million US dollars.

What is a weekly fall? What is its effect on the box office?

With very few exceptions, if a movie does not increase the number of screens it is shown on, the copy effectiveness (the number of tickets sold per show) falls every week. On average it is halved. The weekly fall from a weekend to weekend is on average about 44-48% on the market.

Normally, this indicator is important because movie theaters schedule the movies based on the effectiveness of their hold and popularity with the audience from week to week. If the hold indicator is high, during the second weekend this film will be shown at the less demanded show times or even shifted to a morning show once a day.

Why is the box office different from the studio profit?

In English box office is often substituted with a synonym of gross. In fact, this is the total movie turnover before the deduction of taxes or any other expenses. Moreover, we know only the amounts of revenues, but not the amounts of the net profit at best. Roughly, the box office receipts distribution chart looks as follows:

From country to country, from one cinema chain to another this distribution may change, but the average and overall picture is the one given above. For instance, the largest US movie theater chain AMC, declared of the tickets sold in year for $1.84 bn. out of them the studio results were $977 m, which was 53% (the total share of the distributor and producer).

Sometimes the distribution may be different – it all depends on the movie production studio, on the distributor (major studios have their affiliate distribution companies) and on individual agreements with movie theaters and chains.

In all countries the scheme is virtually the same. However, it is to be noted that In some country many distributors also work as a representative offices of Hollywood majors, and have their work conditions with movie theaters and chains. Having at their disposal the so-called package of the beforehand known blockbusters, they may require special conditions from movie theaters, including a higher share of the box office receipts than standard 50%.