'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Surpasses the $200M Milestone After $13.2M Monday TakeMay 05, 2015 12:18 PM


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 Fri, Jan. 2 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jan. 2 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$10,602,633-17%3,7030$2,863$272,834,7283New Line
2Cheaper by the Dozen$8,791,0255%3,3079$2,658$72,766,8982Fox
3Something's Gotta Give$4,418,8533%2,80899$1,574$73,921,2864Sony / Columbia
4Cold Mountain$4,320,3525%2,21653$1,950$36,481,3822Miramax
6Peter Pan (2003)$3,431,3906%2,8130$1,220$28,793,6922Universal
7Mona Lisa Smile$3,250,5824%2,71437$1,198$44,955,5783Sony / Columbia
8The Last Samurai$2,781,762-5%2,401-156$1,159$85,428,4565Warner Bros.
9Bad Santa$1,205,2907%1,7100$705$55,194,4136Miramax / Dimension
10Stuck on You$1,112,316-4%2,064-336$539$29,029,7024Fox