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 Mon, Feb. 1 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Feb. 1 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Avatar$2,700,621-73%3,074-67$879$598,813,9037Fox
2Edge of Darkness$1,318,410-70%3,066--$430$18,532,7941Warner Bros.
3When in Rome$779,434-72%2,456--$317$13,129,4751Disney
4The Book of Eli$744,213-70%3,075-36$242$75,255,9783Warner Bros.
5Legion$625,807-70%2,4760$253$29,648,5932Sony / Screen Gems
6The Tooth Fairy$527,259-83%3,3451$158$26,631,6462Fox
7Sherlock Holmes$339,052-72%2,250-420$151$197,940,5746Warner Bros.
8The Lovely Bones$308,354-75%2,63867$117$38,313,7718Paramount / DreamWorks
9It's Complicated$303,920-69%2,096-205$145$104,414,9556Universal
10The Blind Side$227,359-71%1,751-181$130$237,982,18711Warner Bros.