October delivered over a third (+38%) more in global box office than the previous month with a total of $1.8 billion.
The accelerating trend of recovery over the few last months ground to a halt in August. After reaching a pandemic-era peak with $3.37 billion in July, August achieved a global total of $2.37 billion.
Box office for the International market (excluding China) ended June only marginally below pre-pandemic levels.
May delivered the second best Domestic and International box office results of the pandemic-era, though China continued to fall behind.
April delivered $1.8 billion in Global box office as a diverse slate of popular titles drove audience return worldwide.
March 2022 achieves best March of the pandemic with $1.8 billion. The total global box office for Q1 2022 is estimated at $6.6 billion.
Against the odds February recorded an impressive global box office of $2.88 billion – approximately 27% ahead of February 2021.
Despite a lack of new releases, global cinemas accounted for a remarkable box office of $1.9 billion in January, up +94% year-on-year.
How has the recovery developed in 2021 in individual markets? Are there differences in the level, sustainability and timing of progress?