Star Wars continues to rise above UK rivals

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Three weeks in, and The Rise Of Skywalker continued to assert its dominance over its UK rivals.

The latest Star Wars incarnation took a further £4.3m to take its tally to £51m in just three weeks, and suppressing Dwayne Johnson’s Jumanji sequel, The Next Level, down in second.

Third place went to a sleazy Hugh Grant and a suave Matthew McConaughey in Guy Ritchie’s latest gangster flick, The Gentlemen, which opened with £3m, while Greta Gerwig’s accomplished adaptation of Little Women stooped down to fourth.

Another new entry in the form of Taika Waititi’s WW2 comedy drama Jojo Rabbit debuted in fifth with £2.4m, with Andre Rieu’s 70 Years Young opening in sixth with £1.4m.

Olaf’s triumphant musical return in Frozen II melted in seventh, with Will Smith animation Spies In Disguise down to eighth, while the much maligned Cats and John Cena comedy Playing With Fire complete the top ten.