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 Wed, Sep. 30 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Sep. 30 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Surrogates$921,368-21%2,951--$312$18,168,9821Disney
2Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs$907,334-9%3,1190$291$64,706,0002Sony / Columbia
3The Informant!$507,171-14%2,5050$202$22,306,8072Warner Bros.
4Fame (2009)$386,770-18%3,096--$125$11,500,8741MGM
5Love Happens$351,736-12%1,8980$185$15,799,5712Universal
6Pandorum$330,519-19%2,506--$132$5,576,6991Overture
7Inglourious Basterds$253,660-9%1,960-559$129$115,221,8186Weinstein Company
8Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself$242,729-14%2,120-135$114$45,429,5323Lionsgate
9Jennifer's Body$238,972-14%2,73836$87$13,278,1852Fox
109 (2009)$176,355-12%1,592-468$111$27,859,4823Focus