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. 18 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Nov. 18 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Happy Feet$17,128,67640%3,804--$4,503$29,386,2481Warner Bros.
2Casino Royale (2006)$15,414,8735%3,434--$4,489$30,156,0791Sony / Columbia
3Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan$5,922,27619%2,61145$2,268$87,040,6673Fox
4The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause$3,838,71283%3,359-99$1,143$49,331,5463Disney
5Flushed Away$3,006,63591%3,307-400$909$46,575,4213Paramount / DreamWorks
6Stranger Than Fiction$2,812,80625%2,2706$1,239$21,370,1932Sony / Columbia
7Saw III$1,266,51239%1,942-1071$652$74,230,1964Lionsgate
8Babel$1,199,54837%1,2510$959$11,188,5744Paramount Vantage
9The Departed$1,143,01745%1,611-599$710$113,192,1567Warner Bros.
10Let's Go to Prison$882,10620%1,495--$590$1,614,1551Universal