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, May. 26 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, May. 26 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Bruce Almighty$17,780,156-21%3,483--$5,105$85,734,0671Universal
2The Matrix Reloaded$8,708,113-28%3,6030$2,417$209,484,4432Warner Bros.
3Daddy Day Care$4,103,564-14%3,47264$1,182$73,254,3643Sony / Columbia
4X2: X-Men United$2,738,413-24%3,067-423$893$192,194,6264Fox
5The In-Laws$1,902,338-21%2,652--$717$9,222,7881Warner Bros.
6The Lizzie McGuire Movie$1,030,131-6%2,118-540$486$37,597,4224Disney
7Down with Love$1,008,031-23%2,118-5$476$14,579,4593Fox
8Holes$839,018-1%1,762-470$476$60,236,1716Disney
9Identity$545,361-26%1,590-606$343$49,262,8555Sony / Columbia
10Anger Management$412,551-29%1,809-667$228$131,744,5957Sony / Columbia