'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 Sat, Oct. 18 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Oct. 18 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)$10,755,0241%3,016--$3,566$21,375,4001New Line
2Kill Bill Vol. 1$5,275,16124%3,1020$1,701$40,354,9192Miramax
3Runaway Jury$5,105,98727%2,815--$1,814$9,140,3171Fox
4School of Rock$4,878,79641%2,95122$1,653$52,235,6333Paramount
5Mystic River$4,409,14534%1,4671454$3,006$10,781,9821Warner Bros.
6Good Boy!$3,838,88758%3,2250$1,190$23,048,4932MGM
7Intolerable Cruelty$2,839,57432%2,5706$1,105$21,205,4912Universal
8Out of Time$1,845,86151%2,344-732$787$34,293,1543MGM
9Under the Tuscan Sun$1,464,79140%1,663-38$881$32,790,3944Disney
10The Rundown$1,247,14450%2,099-724$594$43,834,5694Universal