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 Sun, Aug. 25 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Aug. 25 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Signs$3,691,621-40%3,453109$1,069$173,108,5424Disney
2XXX$3,616,603-34%3,517129$1,028$106,267,0793Sony / Columbia
3Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams$2,122,615-35%3,3070$642$58,928,8243Miramax / Dimension
4My Big Fat Greek Wedding$1,966,679-39%1,329265$1,480$50,214,30619IFC Films
5Blue Crush$1,748,405-31%3,01513$580$26,489,1322Universal
6Austin Powers in Goldmember$1,498,915-36%2,805-308$534$193,396,6625New Line
7Serving Sara$1,438,287-37%2,154--$668$5,756,4041Paramount
8Undisputed$1,227,326-29%1,102--$1,114$4,548,4691Miramax
9Simone$976,710-36%1,920--$509$3,813,3161New Line
10Blood Work$776,356-37%2,203-322$352$20,209,4753Warner Bros.