Ralph Breaks The Internet & Fantastic Beast stranglehold

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Six years after the original, the Wreck-It Ralph sequel has topped the chart with an impressive £4.03m in its opening week. 

Ralph Breaks The Internet, with John C Reilly and Sarah Silverman reprising their roles, broke Fantastic Beasts’ spell over UK cinemagoers, knocking J.K.Rowling’s latest movie into third place.

That left boxing sequel Creed II to debut in the runner’s up position, taking £2.99m – slightly up on the original’s opening.

Fourth place went to misanthrope The Grinch, which has not taken in excess of £17m in its three weeks, while Queen musical extravaganza Bohemian Rhapsody looked set to bite the dust soon, slipping to fifth, despite a domestic haul of £42m in its six weeks.

Elsewhere Tamil newcomer 2.0 bowed in sixth with £533k, with family fare Nativity Rocks! in seventh, and Taron Egerton’s take on Robin Hood in eighth.

Steve McQueen’s Lynda La Plante adaptation of Widows and Bradley Cooper directed musical A Star Is Born complete the top ten.

Curzon Artificial Eye’s well-reviewed Disobedience, starring Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams, opened with £193k, while chiller The Possession Of Hannah Grace took £113k.