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, Aug. 14 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Aug. 14 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1S.W.A.T.$2,645,206-18%3,202--$826$51,551,6031Sony / Columbia
2Freaky Friday (2003)$2,381,296-16%2,954244$806$44,981,9841Disney
3Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl$1,462,941-11%3,170-220$461$239,553,9465Disney
4American Wedding$1,349,084-21%3,1753$425$72,454,9522Universal
5Seabiscuit$1,165,395-14%2,4287$480$74,925,1393Universal
6Spy Kids 3D: Game Over$878,853-17%3,38824$259$91,616,8683Miramax / Dimension
7Bad Boys II$543,843-14%2,449-573$222$125,715,0754Sony / Columbia
8Lara Croft, Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life$490,376-23%3,036-186$162$56,291,8683Paramount
9Finding Nemo$317,287-16%1,502-275$211$326,434,41811Disney
10The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen$179,489-6%1,326-681$135$62,961,0805Fox