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LOS ANGELES (AP):

It was an intergalactic holiday at cinemas as Rogue One blasted past a quartet of new releases to hold on to the top spot at the weekend box office.

The Star Wars story added another US$96 million to its coffers over the four-day holiday period, according to studio estimates yesterday.

The animated animal musical Sing, debuted in second place with US$56 million. The Jennifer Lawrence-Chris Pratt space tale Passengers opened in third with US$23.1 million.

Two other new releases, Why Him? and Assassin's Creed, rounded out the top-five with US$16.7 million and US$15 million respectively.

Final box office figures will be released today.