Universal'sthriller sequel The Bourne Supremacy began its international run with anexcellent $5m (£2.7m) debut in the UK on 425 screens through UIP at theweekend.

The pictureranked second behind Fox International's I, Robot and took 25% marketshare. The opening gross included $665,000 from previews and was some 50%bigger than the $3.3m debut including previews of The Bourne Identity inSeptember 2002.

UIP will open the picture in the rest of the world over the coming months,and Australia is next on Aug 26.