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, May. 25 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, May. 25 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith$8,652,562-13%3,661--$2,363$191,360,4421Fox
2Monster-in-Law$1,218,177-2%3,4240$356$48,177,1662New Line
3Kicking & Screaming$747,8703%3,47015$216$36,696,3562Universal
4Crash (2005)$561,837-3%1,90529$295$29,486,4013Lionsgate
5Unleashed$391,684-7%1,9625$200$19,202,5602Rogue
6Kingdom of Heaven$347,179-9%2,808-411$124$42,432,4153Fox
7House of Wax$301,675-3%2,766-345$109$27,902,6813Warner Bros.
8The Interpreter$271,382-4%2,164-438$125$66,282,2885Universal
9The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy$208,6012%2,211-559$94$47,570,7494Disney
10Mindhunters$118,011-5%1,0400$113$3,935,7102Dimension Films