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.

Weekend domestic gross

YearWeekendTop 10 GrossChg. LY%Total GrossChg. LY% Top movie of the week
198719 (May 08 - May 10) - 1987$17,203,758-2%$18,701,736-2%The Secret of My Success
198619 (May 09 - May 11) - 1986$17,514,201-2%$19,014,439-4%Short Circuit
198519 (May 10 - May 12) - 1985$17,952,994-39%$19,734,479-38%Code of Silence
199219 (May 08 - May 10) - 1992$19,679,927-19%$27,853,7092%Basic Instinct
198819 (May 06 - May 08) - 1988$21,144,99623%$24,928,94333%Colors
199119 (May 10 - May 12) - 1991$24,365,631-3%$27,210,112-2%F/X 2
199019 (May 11 - May 13) - 1990$25,007,717-15%$27,877,967-11%Pretty Woman
198319 (May 13 - May 15) - 1983$26,395,50154%$29,156,98665%Blue Thunder
198919 (May 12 - May 14) - 1989$29,378,51639%$31,466,39026%See No Evil, Hear No Evil
198419 (May 11 - May 13) - 1984$29,563,56912%$31,987,92410%The Natural
199319 (May 07 - May 09) - 1993$32,373,43264%$36,667,51132%Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story
199419 (May 13 - May 15) - 1994$38,862,33820%$44,910,95122%The Crow
199519 (May 12 - May 14) - 1995$44,974,73516%$47,301,6785%Crimson Tide
199719 (May 09 - May 11) - 1997$57,026,192-4%$59,605,036-5%The Fifth Element
199619 (May 10 - May 12) - 1996$59,513,57232%$62,536,14532%Twister (1996)
199819 (May 08 - May 10) - 1998$67,296,45618%$72,217,48421%Deep Impact
200019 (May 12 - May 14) - 2000$67,298,562-11%$85,143,870-1%Gladiator (2000)
200119 (May 11 - May 13) - 2001$69,550,6503%$78,849,229-7%The Mummy Returns
199919 (May 07 - May 09) - 1999$75,883,53013%$86,400,44020%The Mummy (1999)
200619 (May 12 - May 14) - 2006$80,898,511-11%$99,557,277-3%Mission: Impossible III
200519 (May 13 - May 15) - 2005$91,066,817-8%$102,350,185-9%Monster-in-Law
200719 (May 11 - May 13) - 2007$93,425,86915%$106,403,6477%Spider-Man 3
200419 (May 07 - May 09) - 2004$98,691,370-2%$112,579,7360%Van Helsing
200319 (May 09 - May 11) - 2003$100,348,781-11%$112,331,209-11%X2: X-Men United
200219 (May 10 - May 12) - 2002$112,773,26462%$125,637,63759%Spider-Man
200819 (May 09 - May 11) - 2008$115,859,40124%$125,361,58118%Iron Man
201419 (May 09 - May 11) - 2014$123,849,070-18%$136,682,787-14%Neighbors (2014)
201119 (May 13 - May 15) - 2011$126,805,764-24%$140,088,742-22%Thor
200919 (May 08 - May 10) - 2009$138,844,53620%$149,690,39419%Star Trek
201319 (May 10 - May 12) - 2013$150,642,458-6%$158,098,539-8%Iron Man 3
201219 (May 11 - May 13) - 2012$159,498,78326%$170,980,88322%Marvel's The Avengers
201019 (May 07 - May 09) - 2010$167,701,89221%$179,554,92320%Iron Man 2