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, Nov. 8 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Nov. 8 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Disney's A Christmas Carol$8,035,713-39%3,683--$2,182$30,050,8261Disney
2Michael Jackson's This Is It$3,452,564-39%3,4810$992$57,011,7182Sony / Columbia
3The Men Who Stare at Goats$2,773,733-48%2,443--$1,135$12,705,3991Overture
4The Fourth Kind$2,463,602-48%2,527--$975$12,231,4071Universal
5Paranormal Activity$1,730,511-53%2,558154$677$97,105,9054Paramount
6The Box$1,540,226-52%2,635--$585$7,570,8931Warner Bros.
7Law Abiding Citizen$1,420,017-47%2,474-290$574$60,700,5704Overture
8Couples Retreat$1,215,633-58%2,857-169$425$95,682,2415Universal
9Where the Wild Things Are$1,122,051-40%2,756-889$407$69,224,1244Warner Bros.
10Astro Boy$845,869-31%1,918-1102$441$15,112,4843Summit