U.S. theatrical movie box-office results continue to outperform last year's revenue on a season-to-date basis.
Through November 28 -- with one month to go to finish out the year -- box office revenues are up 10.2% to $10.7 billion versus the same time period a year ago, according to Boxofficemojo.com. For the total year 2017, $11.01 billion in revenue was earned.
This year has seen a total of 676 movies released versus a total of 740 a year ago. So far, 1.17 billion tickets have been sold. For the entire year of 2017, the total was 1.23 billion.
One key metric: The average ticket price is up 2% to $9.14 from $8.97 a year ago.
The No. 1 movie of the year in terms of revenue is Walt Disney’s “Black Panther.” It posted $700 million in U.S revenue and $1.35 billion globally.
The recent holiday movie weekend was particularly strong: Disney’s “Ralph Breaks the Internet” earned the second-best opening ever for a Thanksgiving movie -- $84.5 million over a five-day period.
Also strong was MGM’s ‘Creed II” at $55.8 million over that same period.