By Daniel Garris
Minions took in $4.79 million on Thursday to remain in first place at the daily box office. The blockbuster 3D computer animated spin-off from Universal and Illumination Entertainment has now led the daily box office for 11 of the past 14 days. Minions was down 7.5 percent from Wednesday and down a sizable 49.5 percent from last Thursday. The film placed in second for the week with a weekly haul of $73.03 million. That represented a 56 percent decline from the film's opening week performance and brings the film's two-week total to an impressive $239.52 million. Minions is running just behind the $240.87 million two-week gross of 2013's Despicable Me 2.
Disney's Ant-Man held steady in second place with $4.71 million. The Paul Rudd led superhero film from Marvel fell 8 percent from Wednesday's performance. Ant-Man was the week's top film with a solid seven-day start of $81.31 million. The film performed on the low end of expectations this week. Ant-Man is currently running 8.5 percent ahead of the $74.92 million seven-day start of 2008's The Incredible Hulk and 11.5 percent behind the $91.87 million seven-day take of 2011's Captain America: The First Avenger.
Universal's Trainwreck grossed $3.11 million to remain in third. The critically acclaimed Amy Schumer led comedy from director Judd Apatow was down 6 percent from Wednesday. Trainwreck took third place for the week with a promising seven-day start of $44.25 million. That places the film 41.5 percent ahead of the $31.28 million seven-day take of 2009's Julie & Julia and just 4 percent behind the $46.22 million seven-day gross of 2007's Knocked Up.
Inside Out continued to claim fourth with $1.51 million. The blockbuster 3D computer animated film from Disney and Pixar decreased a slim 1.5 percent from Wednesday and a healthy 32.5 percent from last Thursday. Inside Out placed in fourth this week with $18.28 million. That represented a 35 percent decline from the previous frame and brings the film's five-week total to a very impressive $312.98 million.
Universal's Jurassic World rounded out the day's unchanged top five with $1.26 million. The 3D sci-fi adventure blockbuster sequel fell 4 percent from Wednesday and a solid 35 percent from last Thursday. Jurassic Work took fifth place for the week with $17.13 million. The film was down 37 percent from last week and has grossed a massive $616.90 million in six weeks. Jurassic World is now just $6.46 million away from surpassing the $623.36 million final gross of 2012's Marvel's The Avengers to become the third highest grossing film of all-time domestically without adjusting for ticket price inflation.