2017 Global Box Office Reaches USD39 Billion

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comScore has announced that the annual worldwide theatrical box office revenues are up three percent over 2016 and set a new record of $39.92 billion through December 31, 2017, making 2017 the highest-earning year in global movie history.

Powered by record revenues of $28.8 billion internationally and the third consecutive $11 billion-plus year at the North American box office, this record-breaking year was comprised of an assortment of exciting films from all genres and from every studio, driving enthusiastic patrons to more than 125,000 screens in more than 25,000 theatres across the globe.

Top films included Disney’s “Beauty and The Beast” and “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” Universal’s “The Fate of The Furious,” Sony’s “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” the China-based title “Wolf Warrior 2,” Warner Bros.’ “Wonder Woman” and Fox’s “Logan.”

“Going to the movies is truly a worldwide phenomenon,” said comScore’s Senior Media Analyst, Paul Dergarabedian. “The ‘big screen’ experience was bolstered by a unique and compelling slate of titles in 2017 that sparked an exceptional level of enthusiasm by patrons who flocked to movie theaters around the globe.”

Below is a chart of the historical performance for the North American, International and Worldwide box office:

comScore – Full Year Box Office Data

Year North America International Worldwide
2017 $11.12 Billion $28.8 Billion $39.92 Billion
2016 $11.4 Billion $27.4 Billion $38.8 Billion
2015 $11.1 Billion $27.8 Billion $38.9 Billion
2014 $10.35 Billion $26.32 Billion $36.67 Billion
2013 $10.9 Billion $24.7 Billion $35.6 Billion
2012 $10.8 Billion $23.9 Billion $34.7 Billion
2011 $10.2 Billion $22.4 Billion $32.6 Billion

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