Some would argue that studios started the summer movie season when Universal Pictures launched Furious 7 in early April. Now the calendar tells us we’re days away from the official start of summer. That is the time when studios roll out one huge-budget summer movie after another, and this blockbuster season has created an intriguing three-horse race that likely will change by the weekend.
The 2015 Domestic Market Share standings really only put bragging rights at stake because so much money is made overseas. Still, Deadline will track the standings each Monday. So far, Warner Bros is winning, mainly because it has flooded the market with 18 titles for a total of $947.3 million. Right behind is Disney, with $876 million spread over 10 titles.
Universal, killing it this year with Furious 7, Fifty Shades Of Grey and Pitch Perfect 2, is only in third place with $828.5 million, spread over nine films. Its 1oth entry, this weekend’s Jurassic World, might well change that. Will Warner Bros and Disney have even more reason to regret the recent non-performance of Entourage and Tomorrowland? We’ll let you know Monday.
Warner BrosTitles 18Domestic Gross $947.3M20.70%Market Share
DisneyTitles 10Domestic Gross $876.8M19.16%Market Share
UniversalTitles 9Domestic Gross $828.5M18.11%Market Share
FoxTitles 23Domestic Gross $674.7M14.75%Market Share
ParamountTitles 7Domestic Gross $276.6M6.04%Market Share
LionsgateTitles 9Domestic Gross $245.7M5.37%Market Share
SonyTitles 8Domestic Gross $214.8M4.69%Market Share
Weinstein CoTitles 6Domestic Gross $188.6M4.12%Market Share
RelativityTitles 6Domestic Gross $74.2M1.62%Market Share
Focus FeaturesTitles 4Domestic Gross $44.2M0.97%Market Share
2015 domestic box office gross to date: $4.576B (+1.52%)
Data from January 1-June 11, 2015