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, Oct. 3 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Oct. 3 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Flightplan$1,072,845-70%3,4240$313$46,983,9202Disney
2Serenity$732,632-69%2,188--$335$10,819,3481Universal
3A History of Violence$728,972-65%1,340--$544$9,353,0062New Line
4Tim Burton's Corpse Bride$587,720-79%3,2040$183$33,774,6212Warner Bros.
5Into the Blue$537,654-70%2,789--$193$7,595,5151Sony / Columbia
6Just Like Heaven$415,393-71%3,54334$117$38,838,3333DreamWorks
7The Exorcism of Emily Rose$312,285-70%3,004-41$104$68,813,9814Sony / Screen Gems
8The Greatest Game Ever Played$276,092-72%1,014--$272$3,933,8281Disney
9The 40-Year-Old Virgin$247,407-66%2,152-429$115$101,655,0767Universal
10Lord of War$234,253-67%2,125-689$110$21,878,5493Lionsgate