Spider-Man swings into top spot in the US

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse shot its way into top spot at the US Box Office in its opening weekend.

The animated adventure took a spine-tingling $35.4m, with the holiday season just starting to kick off.

Hollywood veteran Clint Eastwood meanwhile trotted into second spot with his new film, The Mule, starring as an ageing drug trafficker.

That left The Grinch still putting smiles on audiences’ faces in third, having taken more than $239m in its six weeks, while former front runner Ralph Breaks The Internet suffering a lost connection with cinemagoers, after slipping to fourth.

Fellow new entry Mortal Engines debuted in fifth, but Peter Jackson’s latest failed to galvanise film fans after garnering just $7.5m.

Sixth place went to Michael B Jordan’s Creed II, which has just passed the $100m mark domestically, while Bohemian Rhapsody continued to draw the crowds in seventh, having reached $180m in seven weeks.

Mark Wahlberg’s Instant Family, J K Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald and Green Book, starring Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali, complete the top ten.