'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, Aug. 28 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Aug. 28 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Final Destination$10,846,369--3,121--$3,475$10,846,3691Warner Bros. / New Line
2Halloween II (2009)$7,626,454--3,025--$2,521$7,626,4541Weinstein / Dimension
3Inglourious Basterds$5,844,48285%3,1650$1,847$59,562,4422Weinstein Company
4District 9$2,966,26186%3,180130$933$83,079,7413Sony / TriStar
5G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra$2,262,602148%3,467-486$653$126,698,1944Paramount
6The Time Traveler's Wife$2,109,195117%2,961-27$712$43,558,8033Warner Bros. / New Line
7Julie & Julia$2,084,47388%2,50340$833$65,682,2874Sony / Columbia
8Shorts$1,259,780156%3,1050$406$9,954,6462Warner Bros.
9Taking Woodstock$1,187,20913321%1,393--$852$1,207,6651Focus Features