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 Sun, Apr. 5 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Apr. 5 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Fast & Furious$15,695,652-36%3,461--$4,535$70,950,3961Universal
2Monsters vs. Aliens$9,498,333-34%4,1095$2,312$104,801,4972Paramount / DreamWorks
3Knowing$1,955,101-43%3,323-14$588$58,217,6563Summit
4I Love You, Man$1,924,883-37%2,829112$680$49,157,2463Paramount / DreamWorks
5The Haunting in Connecticut$1,898,951-50%2,7320$695$37,173,8622Lionsgate
6Adventureland$1,424,521-33%1,862--$765$5,722,1491Miramax
7Duplicity$945,417-48%2,522-57$375$32,248,9803Universal
8Race to Witch Mountain$860,593-39%2,825-443$305$58,249,2614Disney
912 Rounds$500,215-44%2,3310$215$8,983,2732Fox
10Taken$346,951-47%1,355-606$256$139,408,49410Fox