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 Thu, Jul. 5 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jul. 5 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Transformers$19,177,802-34%4,011--$4,781$84,904,2490Paramount / DreamWorks
2Ratatouille$7,855,838-23%3,940--$1,994$80,516,8911Disney
3Live Free or Die Hard$3,623,920-39%3,408236$1,063$66,692,0581Fox
4License to Wed$2,211,740-25%2,401--$921$7,417,2590Warner Bros.
5Evan Almighty$2,072,799-27%3,592-12$577$69,986,1702Universal
61408$1,499,133-7%2,631-47$570$46,650,0752MGM / Weinstein
7Knocked Up$1,079,639-19%2,181-678$495$126,868,8075Universal
8Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer$979,043-33%2,708-1255$362$119,639,7303Fox
9Ocean's Thirteen$726,298-37%2,241-1120$324$105,624,4414Warner Bros.
10Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End$703,193-15%1,834-710$383$298,717,6096Disney