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 Mon, Apr. 7 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Apr. 7 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Phone Booth$1,021,202-72%2,481--$412$16,043,1071Fox
2A Man Apart$725,977-75%2,459--$295$11,745,7321New Line
3What a Girl Wants$562,808-81%2,964--$190$11,997,1671Warner Bros.
4Bringing Down the House$453,190-77%2,9100$156$111,589,6965Disney
5Head of State$438,363-78%2,1554$203$25,599,2402DreamWorks
6The Core$394,310-76%3,0192$131$21,196,5312Paramount
7Basic$374,187-73%2,8760$130$20,385,7482Sony / Columbia
8Chicago$346,804-73%2,395-306$145$152,336,53815Miramax
9Dreamcatcher$213,357-70%2,360-585$90$30,401,8403Warner Bros.
10Agent Cody Banks$201,777-81%2,331-455$87$40,209,1364MGM