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, May. 13 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, May. 13 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Spider-Man$5,211,640-75%3,6150$1,442$228,251,6472Sony / Columbia
2Unfaithful$1,469,995-63%2,617--$562$15,588,1901Fox
3The New Guy$548,337-72%2,687--$204$9,556,4551Sony / Columbia
4The Scorpion King$387,048-74%3,219-247$120$81,322,7444Universal
5Changing Lanes$309,939-72%2,510-132$123$57,626,9975Paramount
6Murder by Numbers$208,306-72%2,116-449$98$27,669,6894Warner Bros.
7Deuces Wild$168,896--1,4800$114$3,774,2462MGM
8The Rookie (2002)$159,637-84%2,117-234$75$68,393,5337Disney
9Life or Something Like It$127,687-68%1,866-741$68$13,330,2513Fox
10Panic Room$125,316-72%1,350-477$93$95,666,5847Sony / Columbia