The movie, featuring the voices of Will Arnett and Rosario Dawson, has earned $55.6 million (£44.5 million) domestically to capture the top spot.

The Fifty Shades of Grey sequel, Fifty Shades Darker, comes in second with $46.8 million (£37.5 million). The racy movie beat expectations, but failed to match the opening weekend box office figures of its predecessor, Fifty Shades of Grey, which opened to $85 million (£68 million) over the Valentine's Day weekend in 2015.

Franchise stars Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson filmed Fifty Shades Darker and the third film in the series, Fifty Shades Freed, back-to-back and while they have enjoyed working on the highly popular movies, the actors are ready to move on.

"I'm ready to do other stuff," Dakota told Britain's Glamour magazine. "Maybe they will be sexy (projects), or maybe they will be the complete opposite. But I do know that I'm ready to move on."

"We have done two movies back to back now, and I'm actually finished with it," Jamie told The Sun last year (16). "I've done Fifty Shades forever. I move on very fast in my mind. As much as, from the outside, people think you are synonymous with one character, I'm very much like, 'Right, that's done,' and move on to the next project - and worry about that character."

Keanu Reeves' John Wick: Chapter 2 takes the third spot on the new North American box office countdown with $30 million (£24 million), while Split, which has topped the list for the past three consecutive weeks, has fallen to fourth place with $9.3 million (£7.4 million).

Hidden Figures, which is in the running for Best Picture at the Academy Awards later this month (Feb17), closes out the top five with $8.1 million (£6.5 million).