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, Sep. 22 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Sep. 22 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Just Like Heaven$931,8802%3,508--$266$20,196,8931DreamWorks
2The Exorcism of Emily Rose$748,9291%2,9832$251$54,808,9082Sony / Screen Gems
3Lord of War$664,239-1%2,814--$236$12,348,9351Lionsgate
4The 40-Year-Old Virgin$480,7583%3,00632$160$92,632,7775Universal
5Transporter 2$288,5374%2,805-515$103$37,677,2143Fox
6The Constant Gardener$258,7242%1,3876$187$25,346,3153Focus
7Cry Wolf$194,3000%1,789--$109$5,268,7701Rogue
8Red Eye$173,0932%2,455-621$71$55,879,8015DreamWorks
9Wedding Crashers$165,2043%1,807-374$91$204,303,05410New Line
10March of the Penguins$161,112-14%1,876-527$86$71,094,47613Warner Independent