'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

WeekTop 10 GrossChg. LW%Total GrossChg. LW% Top movie of the week
18 (May 01 - May 07)$239,669,621139%$249,004,000103%Avengers: Age of Ultron
17 (Apr 24 - Apr 30)$100,386,468-27%$122,808,000-20%Furious 7
16 (Apr 17 - Apr 23)$137,709,353-11%$153,605,000-7%Furious 7
15 (Apr 10 - Apr 16)$154,536,713-48%$165,510,000-47%Furious 7
14 (Apr 03 - Apr 09)$297,672,17658%$309,875,00053%Furious 7
13 (Mar 27 - Apr 02)$187,867,29824%$203,090,00019%Home (2015)
12 (Mar 20 - Mar 26)$150,960,533-2%$170,300,000-3%The Divergent Series: Insurgent
11 (Mar 13 - Mar 19)$153,927,89458%$176,311,00045%Cinderella (2015)
10 (Mar 06 - Mar 12)$97,655,510-14%$121,566,000-12%CHAPPiE
09 (Feb 27 - Mar 05)$113,387,472-15%$137,437,000-12%Focus (2015)
08 (Feb 20 - Feb 26)$133,887,251-49%$155,621,000-47%Fifty Shades of Grey
07 (Feb 13 - Feb 19)$264,466,42364%$291,073,00055%Fifty Shades of Grey
06 (Feb 06 - Feb 12)$161,550,81852%$188,031,00038%The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
05 (Jan 30 - Feb 05)$105,952,245-38%$136,360,000-32%American Sniper
04 (Jan 23 - Jan 29)$171,072,263-35%$201,745,000-32%American Sniper
03 (Jan 16 - Jan 22)$262,550,54595%$297,290,00080%American Sniper
02 (Jan 09 - Jan 15)$134,822,729-15%$165,405,000-16%Taken 3
01 (Jan 02 - Jan 08)$158,779,270--$197,500,000--The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies