Charlie'sAngels: Full Throttleopened with a kick in 11 territories over the weekend, taking $12.5m on 1,386screens for Columbia TriStar Film Distributors International (CTFDI).
The actioner opened day-and-date with the US in thecountries and topped the charts in nine of the 11. In the remaining twoterritories, it was the highest grossing Hollywood film.
In Japan, thefilm scored the third biggest opening of the year with $5.3m on 467 screens.That was more than double the opening for the first Charlie's Angels in 2001. The opening benefited from apromotional visit to Japan by the three Angels
Meanwhile it wasamong the top 20 openings of all time in Indonesia (the fourth biggestopening), Singapore (the ninth), Philippines (the tenth), Malaysia (the 13th),Korea (the 17th) andNorway and Thailand (both the 18th).
The threeactresses, who last night attended the UK premiere of Full Throttle in London, started their world tour inJapan, followed by Australia and then the US, Mexico followed by the Europeanleg which included France two days ago.
The film willopen on Friday in the UK, Italy, The Netherlands, Australia, Sweden and 25other smaller markets.
CTFDI alsoopened Revolution Studios' Eddie Murphy comedy Daddy Day Care last weekend in Australia where itscored the number three spot with a $1.7m gross. CTFDI senior vice presidentMark Zucker estimated that its Mon-Wed gross will clock in at another $1m and says that the studio has high hopes for itsperformance in the upcoming school holidays.