New Star Wars film The Rise Of Skywalker is struggling to match the success of previous instalments of the sci-fi saga at the UK and Ireland box office.

The film, being shown at Worcester cinemas, took £39.4 million in the two weeks after its December 19 release.

This is enough to make it one of the biggest releases of 2019.

But it is not as strong a performance as other recent films in the Star Wars franchise.

2017's The Last Jedi made £50.7 million in its first two weeks, while 2015's The Force Awakens made £65.9 million.

The Force Awakens went on to become the most successful film of all time in the UK and Ireland, taking a colossal £130.8 million.

The Last Jedi ended up taking £84.1 million.