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 Thu, Jul. 11 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jul. 11 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Men in Black II$4,358,111-11%3,5570$1,225$108,279,1901Sony / Columbia
2Mr. Deeds$2,074,281-9%3,2310$642$83,132,7692Sony / Columbia
3Lilo & Stitch$1,724,995-7%3,2220$535$110,384,8513Disney
4Like Mike$1,400,644-5%2,410100$581$24,889,7431Fox
5Minority Report$1,330,825-7%2,729-71$488$102,922,9953Fox
6The Bourne Identity$1,004,744-7%2,5120$400$93,263,6054Universal
7Scooby-Doo$882,187-5%3,2570$271$141,242,4324Warner Bros.
8Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood$543,9920%2,7921000$195$62,848,8255Warner Bros.
9The Powerpuff Girls Movie$428,176-10%2,34050$183$8,002,3641Warner Bros.
10The Sum of All Fears$336,768-4%1,5920$212$113,133,7516Paramount