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 Wed, Apr. 13 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Apr. 13 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Sahara (2005)$1,216,171-13%3,154--$386$22,119,8241Paramount
2Sin City$885,237-16%3,2300$274$53,755,4652Miramax / Dimension
3Fever Pitch (2005)$653,212-10%3,267--$200$14,504,5731Fox
4Guess Who$394,878-8%3,064-83$129$52,268,6013Sony / Columbia
5Beauty Shop$319,779-7%2,6590$120$27,153,6742MGM
6Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous$282,215-9%3,011-222$94$38,407,4823Warner Bros.
7Robots$268,148-2%2,713-313$99$111,873,8035Fox
8The Upside of Anger$203,346-5%1,15140$177$12,799,1125New Line
9The Pacifier$184,313-1%2,375-476$78$101,116,0406Disney
10The Ring Two$174,705-4%2,407-772$73$72,826,7194DreamWorks