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, May. 28 - Sun, May. 30

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Cliffhanger$16,176,549--2,333--$6,934$16,176,5491TriStar
2Made in America (1993)$11,821,326--2,048--$5,772$11,821,3261Warner Bros.
3Dave$8,933,07513%1,9160$4,662$32,622,9064Warner Bros.
4Super Mario Bros.$8,532,623--2,081--$4,100$8,532,6231Disney
5Hot Shots! Part Deux$8,221,515-20%2,14018$3,842$18,472,1762Fox
6Sliver$7,351,018-39%2,0930$3,512$19,489,3012Paramount
7Indecent Proposal$3,293,3616%1,602-320$2,056$65,330,4188Paramount
8Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story$2,577,050-31%1,945-40$1,325$22,578,4004Universal
9Happily Ever After (1990)$1,756,050--1,018--$1,725$1,756,05011st National Film Group
10Lost in Yonkers$1,351,015-29%1,142-48$1,183$6,261,1363Columbia