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 Wed, Feb. 14 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Feb. 14 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Tyler Perry's Daddy's Little Girls$4,575,504--2,111--$2,167$4,575,5040Lionsgate
2Music and Lyrics$4,155,694--2,929--$1,419$4,155,6940Warner Bros.
3Norbit$3,307,706172%3,136--$1,055$40,608,7671Paramount / DreamWorks
4Hannibal Rising$1,303,34493%3,003--$434$15,916,4071MGM / Weinstein
5The Messengers$877,864197%2,5291$347$26,307,6592Sony / Screen Gems
6Because I Said So$871,93377%2,5293$345$27,752,7742Universal
7Night at the Museum$581,857146%2,436-567$239$233,295,4658Fox
8Smokin' Aces$548,02593%1,892-327$290$32,343,6523Universal
9Pan's Labyrinth$406,22559%1,10927$366$27,560,0937Picturehouse
10Epic Movie$385,421141%2,506-334$154$36,381,5943Fox