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, Mar. 20 - Sun, Mar. 22

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Titanic$17,163,888-2%3,16953$5,416$494,506,20414Paramount
2Primary Colors$12,046,247--1,965--$6,130$12,046,2471Universal
3The Man in the Iron Mask$11,077,005-36%3,1010$3,572$28,348,4552MGM / United Artists
4Wild Things$9,622,444--2,177--$4,420$9,622,4441Sony / Columbia
5U.S. Marshals$7,225,511-36%2,8170$2,565$35,444,7583Warner Bros.
6Mr. Nice Guy$5,250,704--1,463--$3,589$5,250,7041New Line
7Good Will Hunting$4,026,752-17%1,805-94$2,231$77,150,59516Miramax
8As Good as It Gets$3,260,4127%1,604-106$2,033$125,802,04013Sony / TriStar
9The Wedding Singer$3,254,479-30%2,065-485$1,576$38,121,2516New Line
10The Big Lebowski$1,830,629-48%1,123-112$1,630$10,862,2673Gramercy