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, Feb. 12 - Sun, Feb. 14

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Groundhog Day$14,652,108--1,640--$8,934$14,652,1081Columbia
2Sommersby$9,937,00123%1,710278$5,811$18,041,6252Warner Bros.
3Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey$8,112,51513271%1,7021700$4,766$8,173,1872Buena Vista
4Aladdin$6,734,049-12%1,903-206$3,539$110,844,42812Disney
5Loaded Weapon 1$6,109,978-34%2,01526$3,032$15,312,7002New Line
6Untamed Heart$4,125,556--1,123--$3,674$4,125,5561MGM
7The Vanishing$3,530,278-30%1,6582$2,129$8,540,2062Fox
8A Few Good Men$3,271,338-18%1,352-380$2,420$124,006,30910Columbia
9Scent of a Woman$3,189,145-16%1,208-44$2,640$38,062,1998Universal
10The Temp$2,877,744--1,438--$2,001$2,877,7441Paramount