Fast & Furious 6 holds US box office

Fast & Furious 6 has fought off competition to stay atop the North American box office.

Fast & Furious 6 sees Vin Diesel and Paul Walker reprise their roles
Fast & Furious 6 sees Vin Diesel and Paul Walker reprise their roles

The action movie starring Vin Diesel earned $34.5m (£22.6m) ahead of Now You See Me with Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine which debuted with $28.1m (£18m).

Will Smith’s sci-fi After Earth was a close third, opening with $27m (£17.6m).

The Hangover Part III fell from second to fifth place with $15.9m (£10.4m) – a drop from $52m (£34.3m) last week.

The final film in the comedy series, starring Bradley Cooper and Zach Galifianakis, faired better internationally, taking $82.3m (£54m).

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