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, Feb. 6 - Sun, Feb. 8

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1He's Just Not That Into You$27,785,840--3,175--$8,751$27,785,8401Warner Bros. / New Line
2Taken$20,546,311-17%3,1841$6,453$53,607,8262Fox
3Coraline$16,849,537--2,299--$7,329$16,849,5371Focus
4The Pink Panther 2$11,588,334--3,243--$3,573$11,588,3341Sony / Columbia
5Paul Blart: Mall Cop$10,885,161-22%3,169-37$3,435$96,888,6904Sony / Columbia
6Push$10,078,932--2,313--$4,358$10,078,9321Summit
7Slumdog Millionaire$7,177,408-6%1,72491$4,163$77,203,21513Fox Searchlight
8Gran Torino$7,155,429-13%2,705-310$2,645$120,199,1315Warner Bros.
9The Uninvited$6,262,850-39%2,3440$2,672$18,242,9582Paramount / DreamWorks
10Hotel for Dogs$5,711,425-34%2,734-426$2,089$55,124,8974Paramount / DreamWorks