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, Jul. 22 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jul. 22 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1I, Robot$4,529,979-5%3,420--$1,325$73,395,8871Fox
2Spider-Man 2$2,686,5205%4,058-108$662$313,449,0113Sony / Columbia
3A Cinderella Story$1,844,107-1%2,625--$703$21,774,7791Warner Bros.
4Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy$1,603,300-2%3,10413$517$64,085,6362DreamWorks
5Fahrenheit 9/11$1,048,3961%2,004-7$523$98,378,1114Lionsgate
6The Notebook (2004)$1,035,9081%2,089-199$496$58,062,9534New Line
7King Arthur (2004)$963,7101%3,0860$312$42,135,2532Disney
8Shrek 2$532,3824%1,857-285$287$427,129,8839DreamWorks
9DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story$515,719-1%1,945-499$265$107,314,6245Fox
10Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban$431,1271%1,460-542$295$240,100,9167Warner Bros.