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 Sat, Nov. 4 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Nov. 4 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause$8,808,70265%3,458--$2,547$14,136,9361Disney
2Flushed Away$8,428,43379%3,707--$2,274$13,138,6571Paramount / DreamWorks
3Saw III$6,311,05122%3,1670$1,993$56,080,1222Lionsgate
4The Departed$3,600,73355%2,785-166$1,293$100,203,5365Warner Bros.
5The Prestige$3,361,69739%2,30524$1,458$37,410,2913Disney
6Flags of Our Fathers$2,013,60553%2,375185$848$25,464,2303Paramount / DreamWorks
7Man of the Year (2006)$1,731,52348%2,388-238$725$33,085,6254Universal
8Open Season (2006)$1,429,467108%2,458-601$582$80,401,2846Sony / Columbia
9Flicka$1,236,73868%2,314-563$534$16,876,2113Fox
10The Guardian (2006)$765,54550%1,274-699$601$51,927,7756Disney