'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 Sun, Feb. 19 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Feb. 19 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Eight Below$6,680,654-21%3,066--$2,179$20,188,6691Disney
2The Pink Panther (2006)$5,527,563-22%3,4770$1,590$42,392,2432Sony / Columbia
3Date Movie$5,139,317-28%2,896--$1,775$19,076,3671Fox
4Curious George$4,192,494-18%2,5726$1,630$29,923,6992Universal
5Final Destination 3$3,132,195-23%2,8800$1,088$35,776,9932New Line
6Firewall$2,669,352-32%2,8400$940$27,251,6272Warner Bros.
7Freedomland$1,644,190-31%2,361--$696$5,834,2921Sony / Columbia
8Big Momma's House 2$1,490,713-26%2,039-694$731$61,488,5764Fox
9When a Stranger Calls (2006)$1,458,802-29%2,629-375$555$41,287,1823Sony / Screen Gems
10Nanny McPhee$1,320,104-16%2,001-147$660$37,908,8924Universal