Christmas comes early for Disney movie
A Christmas Carol has soared to the top of the U.S. box office with an opening weekend haul of £19.375 million in North America.
The Disney hit - starring Jim Carrey as an animated Ebenezer Scrooge - toppled Michael Jackson's This Is It from the top spot.
The documentary secured second place with £8.75 million, followed by George Clooney's The Men Who Stare At Goats with £8.3 million.
U.F.O. thriller Fourth Kind and horror Paranormal Activity round out the top five.
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