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 Thu, Mar. 25 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Mar. 25 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Passion of the Christ$1,805,11211%3,25029$555$302,559,7394Newmarket
2Dawn of the Dead (2004)$1,387,046-3%2,745--$505$33,543,9401Universal
3Taking Lives$879,2123%2,705--$325$15,160,8331Warner Bros.
4Starsky & Hutch$796,2358%3,1850$250$70,611,4833Warner Bros.
5Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind$779,8616%1,353--$576$11,297,5011Focus
6Hidalgo$676,1734%2,929-136$231$51,089,4253Disney
7Secret Window$633,8708%3,0180$210$35,257,6302Sony / Columbia
8Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London$354,6537%2,9730$119$18,675,5492MGM
950 First Dates$342,48413%2,153-433$159$114,363,1966Sony / Columbia
10The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$130,14312%1,021-286$127$373,853,95014New Line