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. 8 - Sun, Aug. 10

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Dark Knight$26,117,636-39%4,025-241$6,489$441,634,5014Warner Bros.
2Pineapple Express$23,245,163--3,072--$7,567$41,319,1181Sony / Columbia
3The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor$16,490,579-59%3,77818$4,365$71,049,9262Universal
4The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2$10,679,731--2,707--$3,945$19,622,1041Warner Bros.
5Step Brothers$9,129,007-45%3,18288$2,869$81,129,2123Sony / Columbia
6Mamma Mia!$8,207,828-35%3,194132$2,570$104,144,3844Universal
7Journey to the Center of the Earth$4,871,206-27%1,970-315$2,473$81,780,2245Warner Bros. / New Line
8Hancock$3,316,835-35%2,258-524$1,469$221,727,2906Sony / Columbia
9WALL-E$3,140,108-32%2,144-411$1,465$210,207,1837Disney
10Swing Vote$3,124,493-50%2,2130$1,412$12,019,6862Disney