Signs passed the $100m mark with plenty to spare over the weekend for Buena Vista International (BVI), while Lilo & Stitch scored a provisional third highest all-time industry opening for a traditionally animated picture in the UK.
It was another strong performance from M Night Shyamalan's supernatural thriller Signs, which grossed $10.2m from all territories for a $111.2m cumulative score. In its third weekend in Japan, Signs dropped off a modest 25% for $2.1m from 360 screens. In its fourth weekend in the UK it was knocked off top spot by stablemate Lilo & Stitch and fell 28%, but still managed $2.1m from 426 screens. In Germany in its fourth weekend Signs fell 31% for $1.5m from 752 screens.
Lilo & Stitch went straight to the top of the charts in its first outing in the UK, grossing $2.4m from 280 screens. Based on estimates, only two other BVI titles, Tarzan and The Lion King, have fared better in their opening weekend in the territory. In Thailand Lilo & Stitch opened second with $244,000 from 58 screens, more than double the opening for Ice Age and more than a third better than Shrek. Lilo & Stitch was the highest ranking English language picture in Thailand. Overall for the weekend it amassed $4.3m for a $74.6m running total.
Reign Of Fire opened in Australia with $583,000 from 151 screens and has an international cumulative of $20m.