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, Jan. 3 - Sun, Jan. 5

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Michael (1996)$12,144,926-30%2,18140$5,569$39,774,5912New Line
2Jerry Maguire$12,029,905-14%2,5310$4,753$83,003,9194Sony / TriStar
3Scream$10,015,81010%1,737287$5,766$25,446,0633Miramax / Dimension
4101 Dalmatians (1996)$7,342,467-36%2,702-199$2,717$93,666,9446Disney
5One Fine Day$6,218,887-23%1,968-7$3,160$20,472,5743Fox
6Beavis and Butt-Head Do America$5,755,741-44%2,41738$2,381$36,081,2223Paramount
7Ghosts of Mississippi$5,016,7672264%1,2681247$3,956$5,397,0253Sony / Columbia
8The Preacher's Wife$4,925,287-33%2,001-7$2,461$25,104,4744Disney
9Mars Attacks!$3,433,575-32%1,901-54$1,806$22,567,9264Warner Bros.
10My Fellow Americans$3,330,333-20%1,865-50$1,786$10,357,2973Warner Bros.