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, Dec. 14 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Dec. 14 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1King Kong (2005)$9,755,584--3,567--$2,735$9,755,5840Universal
2The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe$3,507,215-13%3,616--$970$77,692,6341Disney
3Syriana$812,092-19%1,7521743$464$16,110,7811Warner Bros.
4Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire$595,092-16%3,325-533$179$246,068,4254Warner Bros.
5Walk the Line$443,886-18%2,749-411$161$78,480,7924Fox
6Pride & Prejudice (2005)$282,744-11%1,3358$212$27,294,3775Focus
7Aeon Flux$259,786-27%2,6080$100$21,202,4882Paramount
8Just Friends$256,173-15%2,464-41$104$27,237,1313New Line
9Yours, Mine and Ours (2005)$202,856-11%3,2100$63$41,453,9133Paramount
10Rent$122,553-33%1,133-1304$108$27,397,6783Sony / Columbia