The action film, Daniel Craig's fourth outing as the suave superspy, earned an impressive $73 million (£45.6 million), but failed to surpass the box office debut of Skyfall, which grossed $88 million (£55 million) in its opening weekend in 2012.

The Peanuts Movie, based on Charles M. Schulz's classic comic strip, comes in second with $45 million (£28.1 million), while Matt Damon's The Martian takes the third spot with $9.3 million (£5.8 million).

Goosebumps and Bridge of Spies round out the top five, respectively.