'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.

Weekly domestic gross

YearWeekTop 10 GrossChg. LY%Total GrossChg. LY% Top movie of the week
200018 (May 05 - May 11)$84,370,502585%$119,927,000--Gladiator (2000)
200118 (May 04 - May 10)$93,892,19011%$139,683,00016%The Mummy Returns
200218 (May 03 - May 09)$193,752,440106%$215,123,00054%Spider-Man
200318 (May 02 - May 08)$172,355,919-11%$192,420,000-11%X2: X-Men United
200418 (Apr 30 - May 06)$101,617,498-41%$127,137,000-34%Mean Girls
200518 (May 06 - May 12)$98,273,566-3%$112,966,000-11%Kingdom of Heaven
200618 (May 05 - May 11)$118,113,74420%$140,412,00024%Mission: Impossible III
200718 (May 04 - May 10)$217,687,57784%$233,169,00066%Spider-Man 3
200818 (May 02 - May 08)$187,124,475-14%$205,187,000-12%Iron Man
200918 (May 01 - May 07)$179,947,774-4%$195,513,000-5%X-Men Origins: Wolverine
201018 (Apr 30 - May 06)$108,754,359-40%$128,895,000-34%A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
201118 (May 06 - May 12)$195,807,39880%$215,314,00067%Thor
201218 (May 04 - May 10)$322,645,88165%$338,873,00057%Marvel's The Avengers
201318 (May 03 - May 09)$257,961,549-20%$271,194,000-20%Iron Man 3
201418 (May 02 - May 08)$175,759,587-32%$193,165,000-29%The Amazing Spider-Man 2
201518 (May 01 - May 07)$239,669,62136%$249,004,00029%Avengers: Age of Ultron