Horror sequel Resident Evil: Apocalypse opened top in Spain at the weekend,grossing $2.5m on 349 screens through Columbia TriStar Film DistributorsInternational (CTFDI).

The result was 38% ahead of the 2002 original's debut. The pictureopened second in Italy on $1.7m on 250, some 73% ahead of Resident Evil. Overall the picture added $5.9m for a$62m international cumulative total.

Supernatural thriller The Forgotten elevated its running total by $3.7m on1,159 screens in 18 markets for $11.9m.

It opened in second place in Australia on $1.1m on 200, and firstin Brazil on $765,000 on 145.

The comedy WhiteChicks added $1.9mthrough all distributors on 1,039 screens in 23 markets for a $31.7mindustry-wide running total.