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. 21 - Sun, Feb. 23

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Empire Strikes Back: Special Edition$21,975,993--2,111--$10,410$21,975,9931Fox
2Star Wars: Special Edition$11,031,743-37%2,20096$5,014$92,586,1234Fox
3Absolute Power$9,013,485-39%2,5680$3,510$28,701,3022Sony / Columbia
4Dante's Peak$7,137,185-40%2,76134$2,585$25,616,6203Universal
5Vegas Vacation$6,549,243-42%2,07016$3,164$6,549,2432Warner Bros.
6Fools Rush In$5,510,795-43%1,70127$3,240$16,556,9472Sony / Columbia
7That Darn Cat (1997)$3,625,278-44%1,8910$1,917$10,049,8952Disney
8Jerry Maguire$3,080,568-33%1,506-224$2,046$131,655,91811Sony / TriStar
9The English Patient$2,823,228-38%1,18671$2,380$36,657,37815Miramax
10Scream$1,827,708-44%1,212-219$1,508$57,428,07010Miramax / Dimension