Despite adisappointing US launch, Alexander performed well in a limited international run that grossed anestimated $7.4m on 848 screens in 10 territories at the weekend.

The highlightwas a number one $3.7m debut on 345 screens in Russia through Paradise. Thepicture also opened top in Taiwan through Fox International on $1.1m on 110screens.

Elsewhere, Alexander scored the third biggest opening of theyear in Croatia on $187,915 on 10 screens through Blitz, behind The Lord OfThe Rings: The Return Of The King and The Passion Of The Christ.

Sweden opened top on $474,500 on 61 through Nordisk;Finland produced $170,288 on 35 through Nordisk; and Denmark opened on $419,602on 48, also through Nordisk.

In Malaysia itproduced $127,800 on 24 through Golden Screen, the Philippines grossed $263,000on 41 through WPM, and Thailand launched on $475,800 on 110 through WPM.

Turkey produced$580,000 on 64 through Pinema, making it the top foreign language picture inthe market there.

"These numbersare quite encouraging for the playability of Alexander in the international marketplace,"Moritz Borman, Chairman of Intermedia and Alexander producer, said in a statement.

"Even though it was thebiggest R-rated Thanksgiving opening ever, we always saw Alexander as a movie with more international than US appeal. This is avery strong statement of the international moviegoers' support for Oliver's[Stone] film."