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. 20 - Sun, Sep. 22

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Barbershop$12,817,223-38%1,894289$6,767$38,400,1862MGM
2The Banger Sisters$10,038,216--2,738--$3,666$10,038,2161Fox Searchlight
3My Big Fat Greek Wedding$9,748,969-9%1,85389$5,261$110,619,15823IFC Films
4Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever$7,010,316--2,705--$2,592$7,010,3161Warner Bros.
5The Four Feathers$6,858,705--1,912--$3,587$6,858,7051Paramount
6One Hour Photo$4,631,750-42%1,332120$3,477$21,747,8995Fox Searchlight
7Signs$3,500,560-35%2,338-713$1,497$217,941,0668Disney
8SwimFan$3,485,655-42%2,572-288$1,355$24,445,0133Fox
9Stealing Harvard$3,304,034-45%2,3660$1,396$10,607,3802Sony / Columbia
10Trapped$3,211,613--2,227--$1,442$3,211,6131Sony / Columbia