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, Aug. 17 - Sun, Aug. 19

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1American Pie 2$21,105,097-53%3,0729$6,870$87,279,2092Universal
2Rush Hour 2$19,024,208-43%3,080-38$6,177$165,931,5143New Line
3Rat Race$11,662,094--2,550--$4,573$11,662,0941Paramount
4The Others$10,906,170-23%2,153475$5,066$32,171,6402Miramax
5The Princess Diaries$9,614,307-32%2,72620$3,527$70,245,9773Disney
6Captain Corelli's Mandolin$7,208,665--1,595--$4,520$7,208,6651Universal
7Planet of the Apes (2001)$7,142,635-46%3,060-341$2,334$161,241,0144Fox
8American Outlaws$4,855,475--2,348--$2,068$4,855,4751Warner Bros.
9Jurassic Park III$4,441,133-41%2,516-659$1,765$168,329,2935Universal
10Legally Blonde$2,575,400-32%1,770-261$1,455$52,687,3136MGM