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 Sat, May. 18 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, May. 18 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones$31,253,60028%3,161--$9,887$85,799,2931Fox
2Spider-Man$20,012,54469%3,6150$5,536$272,387,4443Sony / Columbia
3Unfaithful$4,310,91846%2,6247$1,643$26,790,2332Fox
4About a Boy$3,669,44840%1,207--$3,040$6,282,7461Universal
5The New Guy$2,833,41237%2,6870$1,054$15,724,1452Sony / Columbia
6Changing Lanes$1,397,25470%2,158-352$647$60,688,4166Paramount
7The Scorpion King$1,315,01778%2,555-664$515$84,336,5885Universal
8The Rookie (2002)$845,50483%1,849-268$457$70,093,1918Disney
9Murder by Numbers$764,19565%1,580-536$484$29,465,6965Warner Bros.
10Ice Age$503,257160%1,180-544$426$172,008,40110Fox