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, Dec. 22 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Dec. 22 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Yes Man$3,610,455-30%3,434--$1,051$21,874,6611Warner Bros.
2The Tale of Despereaux$2,483,738-10%3,104--$800$12,586,5341Universal
3Seven Pounds$2,310,192-42%2,758--$838$17,160,6121Sony / Columbia
4The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)$1,782,111-41%3,5600$501$50,148,4402Fox
5Four Christmases$1,568,736-33%3,515-25$446$101,681,1174Warner Bros. / New Line
6Twilight (2008)$1,353,586-14%2,991-658$453$159,775,6735Summit
7Bolt$1,307,806-4%2,968-165$441$96,205,4915Disney
8Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa$515,565-3%2,007-761$257$172,906,7017Paramount / DreamWorks
9Quantum of Solace$464,665-25%1,874-761$248$161,663,0226Sony / Columbia
10Australia$422,568-34%2,212-491$191$42,219,7284Fox