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, Jul. 3 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jul. 3 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines$11,875,914-5%3,355--$3,540$28,347,1830Warner Bros.
2Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde$7,140,196-22%3,350--$2,131$16,286,3590MGM
3Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle$3,477,19615%3,485--$998$53,060,1791Sony / Columbia
4Finding Nemo$2,675,61521%2,902-502$922$263,880,2345Disney
5Hulk$1,954,48519%3,601-59$543$108,788,0172Universal
6Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas$1,659,6979%3,086--$538$3,183,4710DreamWorks
728 Days Later$1,082,19824%1,318--$821$14,549,7181Fox Searchlight
8Bruce Almighty$829,99721%1,997-1077$416$224,640,3246Universal
9The Italian Job$799,14734%1,584-511$505$79,704,4225Paramount
102 Fast 2 Furious$609,30318%1,895-1245$322$116,795,2624Universal