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, Jul. 4 - Sun, Jul. 6

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hancock$62,603,459--3,965--$15,789$103,877,9981Sony / Columbia
2WALL-E$32,508,676-48%3,9920$8,143$127,196,8992Disney
3Wanted (2008)$20,050,267-61%3,18510$6,295$90,185,2702Universal
4Get Smart$11,108,770-45%3,574-341$3,108$98,103,2803Warner Bros.
5Kung Fu Panda$7,318,731-37%3,347-323$2,187$193,222,2765Paramount / DreamWorks
6The Incredible Hulk$4,898,177-49%3,043-306$1,610$124,841,2124Universal
7Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull$3,774,128-27%2,192-364$1,722$306,426,5417Paramount
8Kit Kittredge: An American Girl$3,298,5792970%1,8431838$1,790$5,822,6793Picturehouse
9Sex and the City$2,381,777-37%1,275-480$1,868$144,892,8436Warner Bros. / New Line
10You Don't Mess with the Zohan$1,980,609-38%1,731-416$1,144$94,771,4825Sony / Columbia