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 Sun, May. 21 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, May. 21 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Da Vinci Code$21,125,668-23%3,735--$5,656$77,073,5451Sony / Columbia
2Over the Hedge$12,037,869-23%4,059--$2,966$38,458,0511Paramount / DreamWorks
3Mission: Impossible III$3,074,800-37%3,450-609$891$103,537,4783Paramount
4Poseidon$2,466,887-36%3,5550$694$36,804,7752Warner Bros.
5RV$1,473,935-32%2,925-611$504$50,319,8314Sony / Columbia
6See No Evil$1,152,417-34%1,257--$917$4,581,9101Lionsgate
7Just My Luck$865,661-37%2,5432$340$10,467,9342Fox
8United 93$379,260-38%1,308-563$290$28,256,8684Universal
9Ice Age: The Meltdown$361,353-15%1,156-723$313$189,298,3038Fox
10An American Haunting$337,084-45%1,265-438$266$13,445,8213Freestyle