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.

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Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)$18,813,741-26%2,226220$8,452$44,212,1082New Line
2Pretty Woman$11,270,218-10%1,707169$6,602$35,022,4793Disney
3Ernest Goes to Jail$6,143,372--1,943--$3,162$6,143,3721Disney
4The First Power$5,677,715--1,332--$4,263$5,677,7151Orion
5The Hunt for Red October$5,023,444-23%1,765-52$2,846$62,966,1076Paramount
6I Love You to Death$4,014,640--1,072--$3,745$4,014,6401TriStar
7Driving Miss Daisy$3,210,821-38%1,528-140$2,101$64,625,44017Warner Bros.
8Cry-Baby$3,004,905--1,229--$2,445$3,004,9051Universal
9Opportunity Knocks$2,097,375-40%1,2750$1,645$5,610,0002Universal
10Joe Versus the Volcano$1,475,377-55%1,085-606$1,360$26,271,1535Warner Bros.