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, Feb. 6 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Feb. 6 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Recruit$982,042-3%2,376--$413$20,594,3201Disney
2Final Destination 2$760,066-2%2,834--$268$19,493,6271New Line
3Biker Boyz$358,599-5%1,766--$203$11,782,3771DreamWorks
4About Schmidt$340,27910%1,2360$275$43,776,2548New Line
5Catch Me If You Can (2002)$322,372-2%2,316-460$139$153,453,6086DreamWorks
6The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers$320,7271%2,175-491$147$317,340,3507New Line
7Darkness Falls$302,35313%2,86528$106$22,985,8232Sony / Columbia
8Kangaroo Jack$261,7735%2,8480$92$46,932,9893Warner Bros.
9Just Married$217,7185%2,393-304$91$50,585,9324Fox
10National Security$194,029-1%2,494-235$78$33,172,3223Sony / Columbia