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. 23 - Sun, Mar. 25

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Heartbreakers (2001)$11,801,323--2,750--$4,291$11,801,3231MGM
2The Brothers$10,302,846--1,378--$7,477$10,302,8461Sony / Screen Gems
3Exit Wounds$9,710,747-47%2,8300$3,431$28,196,3332Warner Bros.
4Enemy at the Gates$8,258,312-40%1,677168$4,924$22,068,5782Paramount
5The Mexican$4,623,135-42%3,043-119$1,519$57,978,5094DreamWorks
6Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon$4,612,81114%2,027167$2,276$106,248,35516Sony Pictures Classics
7See Spot Run$3,605,570-28%2,605-51$1,384$24,939,1764Warner Bros.
8Chocolat (2000)$3,308,107-4%1,781-120$1,857$44,975,28415Miramax
9Say It Isn't So$2,861,903--1,974--$1,450$2,861,9031Fox
10Down to Earth$2,436,212-39%2,044-381$1,192$33,814,8126Paramount