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, Oct. 27 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Oct. 27 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Scary Movie 3$2,801,091-74%3,505--$799$50,916,7811Miramax / Dimension
2The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)$1,083,731-70%3,0182$359$52,008,0062New Line
3Radio$854,886-75%3,074--$278$14,160,0051Sony / Columbia
4Runaway Jury$662,206-69%2,8150$235$24,717,3382Fox
5Mystic River$647,616-71%1,49326$434$25,381,5692Warner Bros.
6Kill Bill Vol. 1$582,158-68%2,633-469$221$54,703,0723Miramax
7School of Rock$324,029-81%2,9510$110$63,718,8454Paramount
8Intolerable Cruelty$273,007-71%2,290-280$119$28,527,4383Universal
9Good Boy!$233,961-86%2,762-463$85$32,341,4243MGM
10Under the Tuscan Sun$196,442-69%1,224-439$160$37,444,9575Disney