The Secret Life Of Pets 2 proves top dog in US

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Animated sequel The Secret Life Of Pets 2 leapt straight to the top of the US chart on debut.

The movie, which features Kevin Hart, took $46.6m in its opening week, holding off fellow new entry X-Men: Dark Phoenix, which opened with a lowly $32.8m.

Aladdin found some of its magic had rubbed off, having to settle for third place, despite having bagged $232m domestically thus far, with Godzilla: King Of The Monsters not seeming so regal in fourth spot.

Elton John biopic, starring Taron Egerton, is starting to falter in fifth, with Octavia Spencer’s creepy Ma in sixth.

Keanu Reeves’ action fest John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum dipped to seventh, with Avengers: Endgame, Pokemon Detective Pikachu and Olivia Wilde’s teen comedy Booksmart completing the chart.

Elsewhere Emma Thompson’s Late Night opened in four theaters in 17thwith £246k.