'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 Wed, Dec. 19 2001

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Dec. 19 2001LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring$18,214,432--3,359--$5,423$18,214,4320New Line
2Ocean's Eleven$2,028,377-9%3,0750$660$78,566,9142Warner Bros.
3Vanilla Sky$1,821,114-19%2,742--$664$31,316,9591Paramount
4Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone$911,833-1%3,422-250$266$256,057,4995Warner Bros.
5Not Another Teen Movie$816,045-15%2,365--$345$15,348,2481Sony / Columbia
6Monsters, Inc.$451,7203%2,462-422$183$220,072,7337Disney
7Behind Enemy Lines (2001)$439,530-7%2,792-52$157$40,160,4603Fox
8Spy Game$196,893-25%1,710-1060$115$58,525,9084Universal
9Black Knight$114,255-20%1,907-326$60$30,138,1114Fox
10Shallow Hal$102,642-21%1,767-450$58$67,322,0366Fox