'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, Jan. 28 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jan. 28 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Butterfly Effect$1,279,6500%2,605--$491$20,954,0071New Line
2Along Came Polly$882,8393%2,99511$295$55,842,9642Universal
3The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$576,6826%2,558-445$225$339,473,5906New Line
4Big Fish$482,0314%2,438-76$198$50,340,7067Sony / Columbia
5Mystic River$460,7177%1,3271194$347$60,021,36115Warner Bros.
6Cold Mountain$443,592-3%2,8020$158$73,886,9445Miramax
7Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!$421,11112%2,711--$155$8,522,3051DreamWorks
8Something's Gotta Give$409,3399%2,143-359$191$108,132,6937Sony / Columbia
9Cheaper by the Dozen$344,29221%2,810-215$123$123,467,3155Fox
10Torque$243,1452%2,4630$99$18,015,2822Warner Bros.