Grosses

'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Surpasses the $200M Milestone After $13.2M Monday TakeMay 05, 2015 12:18 PM

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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, Jan. 3 - Sun, Jan. 5

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers$25,017,530-49%3,6220$6,907$261,031,9443New Line
2Catch Me If You Can (2002)$21,143,257-30%3,17014$6,670$97,439,2732DreamWorks
3Two Weeks Notice$11,126,433-28%2,7550$4,039$68,810,7813Warner Bros.
4Maid in Manhattan$8,620,517-31%3,050112$2,826$76,327,2894Sony / Columbia
5Gangs of New York$7,327,177-33%2,305115$3,179$47,084,9833Miramax
6The Wild Thornberrys Movie$5,509,680-25%2,881-131$1,912$31,528,9363Paramount
7Drumline$5,303,002-35%1,653-16$3,208$47,541,5814Fox
8Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets$4,655,191-28%2,015-490$2,310$252,104,9098Warner Bros.
9The Hot Chick$3,631,339-25%2,160-86$1,681$29,853,0734Disney
10Die Another Day$2,939,517-33%1,808-67$1,626$153,770,2557MGM