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, Apr. 8 - Sun, Apr. 10

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Sahara (2005)$18,068,604--3,154--$5,729$18,068,6041Paramount
2Sin City$14,154,696-51%3,2300$4,382$50,765,6362Miramax / Dimension
3Fever Pitch (2005)$12,400,544--3,267--$3,796$12,400,5441Fox
4Guess Who$7,018,655-45%3,064-83$2,291$51,021,3253Sony / Columbia
5Beauty Shop$6,809,193-47%2,6590$2,561$26,124,9552MGM
6Robots$4,651,399-53%2,713-313$1,714$111,041,4985Fox
7Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous$4,184,287-49%3,011-222$1,390$37,533,4363Warner Bros.
8The Pacifier$3,116,007-46%2,375-476$1,312$100,559,5376Disney
9The Ring Two$2,867,622-50%2,407-772$1,191$72,281,0154DreamWorks
10The Upside of Anger$2,500,503-38%1,15140$2,172$12,201,2945New Line