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 Mon, Jul. 16 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jul. 16 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix$10,415,057-55%4,285--$2,431$150,129,1721Warner Bros.
2Transformers$4,940,209-58%4,05039$1,220$228,951,4052Paramount / DreamWorks
3Ratatouille$2,524,448-54%3,625-315$696$145,520,5183Disney
4Live Free or Die Hard$1,420,355-58%3,201-210$444$104,744,2503Fox
5License to Wed$1,062,186-48%2,715111$391$31,444,3262Warner Bros.
61408$698,412-50%2,206-425$317$62,826,3924MGM / Weinstein
7Evan Almighty$674,340-52%2,697-763$250$88,462,1314Universal
8Knocked Up$504,847-53%1,710-503$295$138,723,8507Universal
9Ocean's Thirteen$237,467-57%1,244-858$191$112,749,0596Warner Bros.
10Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer$221,406-55%1,312-1306$169$127,412,5335Fox