The film, featuring model Cara Delevingne and based on the novel by young adult fiction author John Green, took $3.4 million (£2.1 million) to top the chart on its opening weekend (21-23Aug15).

Disney's acclaimed animation Inside Out stayed in second place, with $2.2 million (£1.4 million) in ticket sales, and horror sequel Sinister 2 debuted in third, with $1.8 million (£1.1 million).

The top five was rounded out by Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation ($1.6 million/£1 million) and Guy Ritchie's spy thriller The Man From U.N.C.L.E. ($1.4 million/£900,000) in fourth and fifth respectively.