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.

Daily Domestic Gross Mon, Jul. 31 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jul. 31 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Nutty Professor II: The Klumps$4,636,662-62%3,242--$1,430$47,154,4431Universal
2What Lies Beneath$3,051,516-57%2,82512$1,080$72,404,6462DreamWorks
3X-Men$1,702,040-57%3,107-5$548$124,641,8073Fox
4Scary Movie$1,110,647-58%3,256-45$341$133,884,3394Miramax / Dimension
5The Perfect Storm$906,592-63%3,093-110$293$158,968,3075Warner Bros.
6Disney's The Kid$834,129-48%2,328-15$358$52,996,6514Disney
7Pokemon: The Movie 2000$825,626-57%2,7520$300$33,885,9312Warner Bros.
8Thomas and the Magic Railroad$603,048-57%2,106--$286$7,122,5041Destination
9The Patriot$530,249-61%2,329-422$228$101,732,0175Sony / Columbia
10Loser$484,858-44%2,0160$241$12,534,2992Sony / Columbia