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, Oct. 7 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Oct. 7 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Zombieland$1,863,640-16%3,036--$614$30,879,5101Sony / Columbia
2Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs$644,385-6%2,977-142$216$83,524,2143Sony / Columbia
3Toy Story / Toy Story 2 (3D)$582,376-11%1,745--$334$14,384,5101Disney
4Surrogates$520,376-14%2,9510$176$27,920,6602Disney
5The Invention of Lying$474,236-12%1,707--$278$8,502,0201Warner Bros.
6Whip It$315,366-14%1,721--$183$5,647,0171Fox Searchlight
7The Informant!$298,501-9%2,425-80$123$27,355,4943Warner Bros.
8Love Happens$230,723-8%1,92224$120$19,554,1123Universal
9Fame (2009)$223,335-19%3,13337$71$17,242,1652MGM
10Pandorum$201,350-9%2,5060$80$8,494,1672Overture