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US and Canadian cinemas feel the force of Rogue One

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has continued to soar at US and Canadian box offices, adding 96.1 million dollars (£78.7m) in ticket sales and beating a spate of new releases to remain number one over the Christmas weekend.

The animated animal tale Sing won the battle for second place with a 54.9-million (£45m) debut. Three other new releases, Passengers, 'Why Him? and Assassin's Creed, rounded out the top five.

Ticket sales have already topped 11 billion dollars (£9bn) for the year in the US and Canada, according to comScore.

Here is a list of the top 20 films at US and Canadian cinemas from Friday through Monday, as compiled by comScore.

1. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

2. Sing.

3. Passengers.

4. Why Him?

5. Assassin's Creed.

6. Moana.

7. Fences.

8. La La Land.

9. Office Christmas Party.

10. Collateral Beauty.

11. Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them.

12. Dangal.

13. Manchester By The Sea.

14. Jackie.

15. Lion.

16. Arrival.

17. Doctor Strange.

18. Hidden Figures.

19. Trolls.

20. Hacksaw Ridge.

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