Sony Pictures Releasing International's (SPRI) torriddrama Closer continued its impressiverun with an estimated $12.3m weekend haul that included a trio of major numberone debuts.

The picture opened top inFrance on $2.7m on 328 prints, top in Spain on $2m on 259, and top in Brazil on$750,000 on 180. It also opened number one in Belgium on $350,000 on 28.

Overall the picture played on2,070 screens in 21 territories and raised its international cumulative totalto $29.2m.

Closer stayed top in its second weekend in the UK and rolledout in Ireland, adding $3m on 334 overall for a $7.7m UK running total.

The drama remained top inSwitzerland following an expansion into the French-speaking region thatproduced $520,000 from 43 prints for a $1.1m nationwide total.