While we all knew that the domestic box office was headed for an $11 billion-plus year, it turns out that we’re going to hit that mark in record time this week on either Tuesday or Wednesday completing the feat in 345 or 346 days. Through the end of today, ComScore estimates that we’re at $10.986 billion with $14.2M left to gross before we hit $11B. Remember, it will be an even slower week at the box office than last week since there weren’t any wide studio entries.
2016 was the last time we crossed $11B in record time –361 days for the period of Jan. 1 through Dec. 26– and that year also repped a banner one at the domestic B.O. with $11.4B.
Currently U.S./Canada movie ticket sales are pacing 6% ahead of 2016 ($10.35B) at this point in time for the period of Jan.