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, Sep. 5 - Sun, Sep. 7

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Fire Down Below$6,073,094--2,336--$2,600$6,073,0941Warner Bros.
2G.I. Jane$5,341,411-35%2,01643$2,650$18,534,0763Disney
3Money Talks$4,888,735-36%1,994-39$2,452$17,410,4933New Line
4Hoodlum$4,047,485-37%2,0200$2,004$4,047,4852MGM / United Artists
5Air Force One$3,861,651-42%2,468-133$1,565$159,261,0747Sony / Columbia
6Conspiracy Theory$3,334,021-51%2,204-256$1,513$49,165,7795Warner Bros.
7Excess Baggage$2,854,180-55%2,2110$1,291$9,163,7632Sony / Columbia
8Mimic$2,815,405-54%1,959-296$1,437$16,814,6033Miramax / Dimension
9Cop Land$2,622,136-55%1,874-129$1,399$29,235,7884Miramax
10Men in Black$1,803,824-30%1,491-70$1,210$237,306,89110Sony / Columbia