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 Wed, Sep. 24 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Sep. 24 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Underworld$1,273,522-23%2,915--$437$26,384,5121Sony / Screen Gems
2Secondhand Lions$722,176-11%3,013--$240$14,491,1861New Line
3Once Upon a Time in Mexico$704,081-17%3,2897$214$43,284,0162Sony / Columbia
4Matchstick Men$502,913-18%2,7110$186$25,853,1012Warner Bros.
5Cold Creek Manor$474,933-17%2,035--$233$9,807,8301Disney
6The Fighting Temptations$429,977-13%2,026--$212$13,281,3991Paramount
7Cabin Fever$295,376-13%2,10518$140$15,691,7052Lionsgate
8Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl$199,559-17%1,746-283$114$293,135,44811Disney
9Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star$128,295-3%2,0830$62$17,700,6153Paramount
10Seabiscuit$120,494-5%1,417-685$85$116,393,8809Universal