Thefive week reign of BVI's The Village over the international chart endedthis week as UIP's Tom Cruise starrer Collateral moved to the head ofthe pack.
Aseries of new number one bows in Europe, including France, Belgium, TheNetherlands and Poland boosted Collateral into the lead. Collateral launchedinternationally the same week as The Village but has enjoyed a calmerroll-out.
German best foreign film Oscar submission TheDownfall (Der Untergang) held up well in its second week, gaining aposition to take fourth place.
Thehighest new opening came from horror title Saw, which received its worldtheatrical debut in the UK. The film, which went out through Entertainment FilmDistributors in the territory, opened second on the UK/Ireland chart but boastedthe best per location performance of the weekend in the terrority.
Localgangster drama, Layer Cake, also saw a strong UK opening result whichpropelled it straight into the international chart in 20th place.
Meanwhile,Fox's Garfield became the latest international release to pass the $100mmark and continues to do solid business. Spider-Man 2 crossed $400minternationally during the week last week.
MichaelMoore's documentary Fahrenheit 9/11 looks good to pass $100m next weekend whichwill make the first documentary to achieve this feat internationally. Italready holds this record achievement in domestic grosses.
Amongstthe other studio fare King Arthur received another number one openingfrom Italy, catapulting the action drama back up the table, while launches inAustralia and New Zealand saw Alien Vs Predator re-enter the chartjumping 351% from its previous international weekend.
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The international table is compiled each week by LeonardKlady for Screen International.