Paramount Pictures International top brass said Darren Aronofsky’s film opened on $2.75m in Russia for the fourth biggest non-holiday debut in history.

Coupled with Australia’s $750,000 opening day earlier in the week that brings the overall international running total to $22m.

South Korea has generated $10.2m after eight days and Mexico $8m after seven.

Paramount and Regency Enterprises’ Noah stars Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Emma Watson and Ray Winston, Anthony Hopkins, Logan Lerman and Douglas Booth.

The Biblical interpretation grossed approximately $1.6m from Thursday evening (27) shows in North America.