'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 Fri, Feb. 9 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Feb. 9 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Norbit$10,411,171--3,136--$3,320$10,411,1711Paramount / DreamWorks
2Hannibal Rising$4,752,458--3,003--$1,583$4,752,4581MGM / Weinstein
3Because I Said So$2,757,388241%2,5293$1,090$19,343,1482Universal
4The Messengers$2,328,714277%2,5291$921$19,852,9322Sony / Screen Gems
5Epic Movie$1,276,669312%2,806-34$455$32,300,6413Fox
6Night at the Museum$1,274,295294%2,702-301$472$227,671,3528Fox
7Smokin' Aces$1,176,101125%2,199-20$535$28,234,3783Universal
8Pan's Labyrinth$968,224197%1,14361$847$24,007,2307Picturehouse
9Dreamgirls$766,219148%2,284-513$335$94,797,6197Paramount / DreamWorks
10Stomp the Yard$650,149229%2,045-124$318$57,376,1925Sony / Screen Gems