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 Tue, Mar. 24 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Mar. 24 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Knowing$1,857,0512%3,332--$557$28,281,3191Summit
2I Love You, Man$1,770,2463%2,711--$653$21,296,3821Paramount / DreamWorks
3Duplicity$1,184,82915%2,574--$460$16,178,6431Universal
4Race to Witch Mountain$817,5600%3,1870$257$46,133,7292Disney
5Watchmen$637,2451%3,510-101$182$99,411,3883Warner Bros.
6The Last House on the Left (2009)$528,0052%2,4021$220$24,948,2362Universal / Rogue
7Taken$336,00511%2,661-197$126$133,728,5578Fox
8Slumdog Millionaire$273,01514%2,067-511$132$137,691,29919Fox Searchlight
9Coraline$204,6479%1,431-337$143$73,230,9027Focus
10Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail$168,7700%1,835-368$92$87,602,5235Lionsgate