'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, Sep. 22 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Sep. 22 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Resident Evil: Extinction$8,664,245-10%2,828--$3,064$18,278,4321Sony / Screen Gems
2Good Luck Chuck$5,308,5723%2,612--$2,032$10,445,6881Lionsgate
3The Brave One$3,326,32051%2,7550$1,207$23,222,1192Warner Bros.
43:10 to Yuma (2007)$2,823,23856%2,902235$973$36,199,8613Lionsgate
5Eastern Promises$2,344,37726%1,4041389$1,670$5,014,0612Focus
6Sydney White$2,324,19732%2,104--$1,105$4,090,5491Universal
7Mr. Woodcock$2,268,31046%2,2376$1,014$14,554,6882New Line
8The Bourne Ultimatum$1,405,92663%2,009-602$700$219,639,0368Universal
9Superbad$1,368,87637%2,305-605$594$115,438,6336Sony / Columbia
10Dragon Wars: D-War$1,208,66197%2,246-31$538$7,888,2132Freestyle