NORTH AMERICA: ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ Leads Monday With $5.39M; ‘Hot Pursuit’ A Distant Second With $0.96M

Disney’s Avengers: Age of Ultron took in $5.399 million on Monday to lead the daily box office for an eleventh consecutive day. The blockbuster superhero sequel from Marvel was down 76 percent from Sunday and down a sharp 59 percent from last Monday. In comparison, 2012’s Marvel’s The Avengers fell 74 percent on its second Monday to gross $7.92 million, while 2013’s Iron Man 3 fell 78 percent on its second Monday to gross $4.62 million. With a massive eleven-day gross of $318.80 million, Avengers: Age of Ultron is running 16 percent behind the $380.99 million eleven-day take of The Avengers and 10 percent ahead of the $289.56 million eleven-day haul of Iron Man 3.

Warner’s Hot Pursuit placed in a distant second with $0.957 million. The comedy from MGM and New Line starring Reese Witherspoon and Sofía Vergara was down a sharp 80 percent from Sunday’s inflated Mother’s Day performance. Hot Pursuit continues to perform softer than expected with a modest four-day start of $14.89 million. The film is currently running just behind the $15.06 million four-day take of 2011’s Something Borrowed.

Lionsgate’s The Age of Adaline claimed third place with $0.499 million. The romantic drama starring Blake Lively was down 76 percent from Sunday and down a slim 6 percent from last Monday. The Age of Adalinehas grossed a very solid $32.25 million through 18 days of release.

Ex Machina continued to hold up nicely on Monday with an estimated fourth place take of $0.441 million. A24’s critically acclaimed sci-fi film was down 60 percent from Sunday and up a very impressive 51.5 percent over last Monday. Ex Machina has grossed $16.20 million in 32 days.

Furious 7 rounded out Monday’s top five with $0.407 million. The seventh installment of Universal’s blockbuster action franchise fell 75 percent from Sunday and just 18 percent from last Monday. The 39-day gross for Furious 7 stands at $338.96 million.