'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 Fri, Dec. 26 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Dec. 26 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Marley & Me$13,953,040-3%3,480--$4,009$28,333,0741Fox
2The Curious Case of Benjamin Button$10,144,222-15%2,988--$3,395$22,016,0121Paramount
3Bedtime Stories$10,129,378-4%3,681--$2,752$20,708,0441Disney
4Valkyrie$8,192,442-4%2,711--$3,022$16,685,7981MGM / United Artists
5Yes Man$5,930,4700%3,4340$1,727$39,073,9962Warner Bros.
6Seven Pounds$4,757,8500%2,7580$1,725$30,315,5222Sony / Columbia
7The Tale of Despereaux$3,169,59861%3,1073$1,020$21,731,4702Universal
8The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)$2,787,7641%2,402-1158$1,161$58,569,8693Fox
9The Spirit$2,610,149-32%2,509--$1,040$6,453,1301Lionsgate
10Four Christmases$1,855,578-17%2,510-1005$739$108,606,8645Warner Bros. / New Line