Ford v Ferrari overtakes its rivals in US

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New kid on the block Ford v Ferrari (Le Mans ’66 in the UK) sped straight to the top of the US Box Office chart.

The racing drama, which stars Christian Bale and Matt Damon, debuted with $31m, sending previous incumbent Midway into a tailspin in second.

Third spot also went to a newbie in the form of Charlie’s Angels, starring Kristen Stewart, which opened with $8.6m, with John Cena’s family comedy Playing With Fire falling to fourth.

Festive rom com Last Christmas, penned by Emma Thompson and starring Emilia Clarke, stumbled to fifth, with Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep nodding off in sixth, while new entry The Good Liar, starring legends Ian McKellen and Helen Mirren, tricked their way into seventh.

Stalwart Joker, directed by Todd Phillips, descends to eighth, with Angelina Jolie’s Maleficent sequel, Mistress Of Evil, and drama Harriet completing the top ten.