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 Fri, Jan. 31 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jan. 31 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Final Destination 2$5,700,164--2,834--$2,011$5,700,1641New Line
2The Recruit$5,328,568--2,376--$2,243$5,328,5681Disney
3Biker Boyz$3,511,236--1,766--$1,988$3,511,2361DreamWorks
4Darkness Falls$2,401,124252%2,86528$838$17,185,7952Sony / Columbia
5Kangaroo Jack$1,875,608333%2,8480$659$38,716,0013Warner Bros.
6Just Married$1,508,373284%2,408-297$626$46,428,1714Fox
7Catch Me If You Can (2002)$1,413,896157%2,316-460$610$148,502,7636DreamWorks
8Confessions of a Dangerous Mind$1,320,458210%1,7767$744$9,233,9465Miramax
9The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers$1,219,246130%2,175-491$561$312,158,8467New Line
10About Schmidt$1,215,207148%1,2360$983$39,203,8208New Line