Grosses

'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Surpasses the $200M Milestone After $13.2M Monday TakeMay 05, 2015 12:18 PM

by Daniel Garris

Avengers: Age of Ultron continued to dominate the daily box office on Monday with a daily take of $13.23 million. In the process, the blockbuster superhero sequel from Disney and Marvel surpassed the $200 million mark on Monday. The film reached the milestone in four days; making it the second fastest film ever to reach the milestone (behind only 2012's Marvel's The Avengers). However, Avengers: Age of Ultron was down a sizable 74 percent from Sunday's performance. That is a concerning early sign given that The Avengers declined 67 percent to gross $18.89 million on its first Monday. The first Monday performance of Avengers: Age of Ultron was much closer to that of 2013's Iron Man 3, which fell 74 percent on its first Monday to gross $11.27 million. With a massive four-day start of $204.499 million, Avengers: Age of Ultron is running 10 percent behind the $226.34 million four-day take of The Avengers and 10 percent ahead of the $185.41 million four-day gross of Iron Man 3.

Lionsgate's The Age of Adaline placed in a distant second with $0.529 million. The romantic drama starring Blake Lively was down 65 percent from Sunday and down a solid 42 percent from last Monday. The Age of Adaline continues to perform on the high end of expectations with an eleven-day take of $23.91 million. That places the film a slim 1 percent behind the recent $24.21 million eleven-day start of The Longest Ride. The Age of Adaline will hope to hold up well this coming weekend thanks in part to the Mother's Day holiday.

Furious 7 followed closely behind in third place with $0.494 million. The seventh installment of Universal's blockbuster action franchise fell 74 percent from Sunday and a sharp 57 percent from last Monday. Furious 7 has grossed $331.56 million in 32 days, which places the film an extremely impressive 45 percent ahead of the $229.19 million 32-day take of 2013's Fast & Furious 6.

Sony's Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 claimed fourth place with $0.301 million. The modestly budgeted Kevin James led comedy sequel declined 82 percent from Sunday and 51 percent from last Monday. Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 has grossed $51.82 million in 18 days. The film continues to run in line with expectations and is running 14 percent behind the $60.48 million 18-day take of 2011's Zookeeper.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Apr. 15 - Sun, Apr. 17

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Beetlejuice$7,145,123-18%1,58259$4,517$23,843,7223Warner Bros.
2Biloxi Blues$3,413,880-24%1,308-22$2,610$20,996,3804Universal
3Return to Snowy River$3,023,248--1,121--$2,697$3,023,2481Disney
4Moonstruck$2,900,25359%1,02540$2,830$47,865,68418MGM
5The Seventh Sign$2,784,019-11%1,198-60$2,324$9,673,8243TriStar
6Bad Dreams$2,239,963-44%1,1855$1,890$6,248,8332Fox
7Good Morning, Vietnam$2,084,727-12%1,128-176$1,848$75,400,08717Disney
8Bright Lights, Big City$1,898,023-39%1,103-96$1,721$10,111,8773MGM/UA
9The Fox and the Hound (1988 re-issue)$1,597,482-38%1,5396$1,038$12,993,3314Disney
10Johnny Be Good$1,112,598-31%1,052-112$1,058$10,926,2174Orion