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, Apr. 19 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Apr. 19 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Kill Bill Vol. 2$2,146,173-64%2,971--$722$27,252,3051Miramax
2The Punisher$1,102,491-68%2,649--$416$14,938,5161Lionsgate
3The Passion of the Christ$356,001-71%2,848-392$125$361,120,6898Newmarket
4Hellboy$348,987-74%2,897-146$120$50,657,2383Sony / Columbia
5The Alamo (2004)$314,889-71%2,6090$121$16,718,0972Disney
6Walking Tall$293,676-75%2,444-392$120$36,926,5223MGM
7Home on the Range$275,349-83%2,735-323$101$38,055,2383Disney
8Johnson Family Vacation$266,572-82%1,3269$201$21,245,4182Fox Searchlight
9Connie and Carla$254,051-67%1,014--$251$3,509,1531Universal
10Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed$237,073-85%2,810-320$84$72,548,6684Warner Bros.