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, Aug. 18 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Aug. 18 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Tropic Thunder$3,590,988-55%3,319--$1,082$40,436,7171Paramount / DreamWorks
2The Dark Knight$2,112,896-55%3,590-435$589$473,201,3195Warner Bros.
3Pineapple Express$1,560,204-49%3,0720$508$64,301,0712Sony / Columbia
4Star Wars: The Clone Wars$1,366,600-59%3,452--$396$15,977,3271Warner Bros.
5Mirrors$1,171,980-59%2,664--$440$12,333,2791Fox
6Mamma Mia!$928,572-46%2,771-423$335$116,941,1925Universal
7The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor$924,123-61%3,363-415$275$87,170,0753Universal
8The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2$893,392-43%2,7147$329$32,898,9902Warner Bros.
9Step Brothers$691,052-51%2,648-534$261$91,383,1044Sony / Columbia
10Journey to the Center of the Earth$429,563-56%1,405-565$306$88,438,3476Warner Bros. / New Line