The animated sequel, featuring the voices of Jack Black, Angelina Jolie and Kate Hudson, hauled in $44 million (£31 million) internationally to keep Leonardo DiCaprio's Oscars favourite The Revenant from the top spot.

Kung Fu Panda 3 also scored the number one spot at the U.S. box office with a $21 million (£15 million) weekend.

Meanwhile, A Violent Prosecutor, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Road Chip round out the international box office top five.