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, Aug. 23 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Aug. 23 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Inglourious Basterds$10,596,226-19%3,165--$3,348$38,069,4971Weinstein Company
2District 9$5,439,427-25%3,0501$1,783$72,804,3272Sony / TriStar
3G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra$3,400,067-34%3,953-54$860$120,235,3443Paramount
4Julie & Julia$2,505,854-32%2,463109$1,017$59,094,6563Sony / Columbia
5The Time Traveler's Wife$2,474,237-36%2,9880$828$37,166,5812Warner Bros. / New Line
6Shorts$1,647,073-37%3,105--$530$6,409,3541Warner Bros.
7G-Force$1,122,357-37%2,561-504$438$107,226,9405Disney
8Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince$1,070,525-25%1,936-835$553$290,238,7596Warner Bros.
9The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard$849,607-17%1,84911$459$11,246,2762Paramount Vantage
10The Ugly Truth$685,718-41%1,971-762$348$82,808,7775Sony / Columbia