'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 Thu, Dec. 28 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Dec. 28 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Cast Away$8,835,216-5%2,774--$3,185$69,651,9291Fox
2What Women Want (2000)$6,148,6671%3,04432$2,020$89,354,5612Paramount
3Miss Congeniality$4,353,5061%2,668--$1,632$27,479,9751Warner Bros.
4The Family Man$3,522,7442%2,388--$1,475$26,397,4981Universal
5How the Grinch Stole Christmas$2,942,383-2%3,164-92$930$244,345,2586Universal
6Vertical Limit$1,723,1264%2,40598$716$43,723,0413Sony / Columbia
7102 Dalmatians$1,171,6178%1,684-506$696$52,730,0665Disney
8Rugrats in Paris: The Movie$1,127,9968%1,890-650$597$48,238,3656Paramount
9All the Pretty Horses$875,0461%1,483--$590$4,169,5970Miramax
10Proof of Life$653,1983%2,062-643$317$23,391,4223Warner Bros.