Thanks to Slow Summer, 2014 Box Office Now Trails 2013
June 25, 2014 - box officeby Ray Subers
X-Men: Days of Future Past leads Summer 2014 with $217 million.
June 24, 2014
Through a finish of April, 2014 domestic box bureau was adult 9 percent over 2013. Thanks to a delayed Summer season, though, that lead has already totally evaporated.
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Through Jun 23rd, a 2014 domestic box bureau totals $4.96 billion, that lags a bit behind 2013’s $4.99 billion. Over a residue of a Summer, that opening is approaching to widen, that will in spin diminution a contingency that a full year tops 2013’s record $10.9 billion haul.
The year-to-year inequality can be explained wholly by a miss of a blockbuster on standard with Iron Man 3. As of this time final year, a Marvel supplement had warranted over $400 million. In comparison, this year’s highest-grossing film is over $140 million subsequent that turn (The LEGO Movie with $256.7 million).
Of course, a rest of a lineup could have finished adult that difference. Unfortunately, Summer 2014 has been slower than expected. Through Monday, a Summer box bureau is during $1.79 billion, that is down 13 percent from final Summer’s $2.07 billion haul. Only one movieX-Men: Days of Future Pasthas reached $200 million. In comparison, final Summer had 4 $200 million cinema by now (Iron Man 3, Fast Furious 6, Star Trek Into Darkness, Man of Steel).
Unfortunately, a conditions isn’t going to urge most in a subsequent few weeks. Over this past weekend, a Top 12 warranted $138.8 million, that was off a large 40 percent from a same weekend final year: Think Like a Man Too and Jersey Boys were no compare for Monsters University and World War Z.
Transformers: Age of Extinction should roughly tighten a opening this entrance weekend. However, a Fourth of Jul is looking flattering dire. Last year, Despicable Me 2, The Lone Ranger and Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain total to acquire over $123 million. That’s a total that Tammy, Deliver Us From Evil and Earth to Echo have no possibility of matching.
Ultimately, Jul 2014 will roughly positively loiter behind Jul 2013’s $1.37 billion (the second-biggest month ever). Even with Guardians of a Galaxy and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Aug might have a tough time relating final year’s record $929 million.
So what does this mean? At a start of Summer, a domestic box bureau was adult 9 percent year-over-year. By a finish of a season, it will be trailing 2013 by during slightest dual percent. Closing that opening isn’t impossible, yet it would need a record opening during a fourth quarter. Can Interstellar, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 and The Hobbit: The Battle of a Five Armies (along with many other would-be hits) get a pursuit done? We’ll see.
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2014 Grosses (2014-only releases)