Ralph Wrecks rivals' hopes to keep US Crown

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Disney’s animated adventure, which features the voices of John C Reilly and Sarah Silverman, took its domestic tally to $140.9m, and held the grumpy Grinch at bay in second spot. The Dr Seuss adaptation has now taken $223m in its five weeks.

Elsewhere Michael B Jordan’s Creed II looked steady on its feet in third, with Eddie Redmayne’s Fantastic Beasts sequel, The Crimes Of Grindelwald continuing to weave its magic in fourth, having amassed $145m.

Elsewhere Bohemian Rhapsody, starring Remi Malek, continued to hit the right notes in fifth, having taken $173m in its five weeks, while Mark Wahlberg’s Instant Family remained in sixth.

Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali’s Green Book climbed up to seventh, with Taron Egerton’s Robin Hood revamp, horror The Possession of Hannah Grace and Steve McQueen’s Widows rounding out the top ten.