Focus Features' romance Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind became writer Charlie Kaufman's biggestinternational hit at the weekend as it opened in France through UIP on a strong$880,000.
The picture has amassed $24.2m from all its territories to date,passing Kaufman's previous record of $23.5m set by Being John Malkovich, with openings still to come in Italy,Korea and Japan.
The French debut attracted122,000 admissions on 174 prints and Focus said it was Kaufman's biggest firstweekend in the territory. Eternal Sunshinerecently won the Prix Premiere du Public audience award at the DeauvilleFestival of American Cinema.
The picture's other international highlights include $8.9m in theUK through Momentum, $2.7m in Australia through Roadshow, and $1.4m in Scandinaviathrough Sandrew Metronome.
In other Universal business, Universal/Working Title's Wimbledon added $2.7m on 750 screens in sixterritories for a $13.7m running total with 47 territories left to open.
Shaun Of The Dead, the zombie picture from Focus Features' genre label RoguePictures, opened in eighth place in Australia on $350,000 on 120 screens,raising its international cumulative score to $13m.
Universal's spy sequel The Bourne Supremacy added $3.4m on 1,650 screens in 24territories for $76.8m with 16 territories still to open, including Germany onOct 21 and Japan on Feb 5 2005.
It grossed $225,000 on 97 anddropped 34% for $10.8m in Australia, $150,000 on 153 after a 56% drop for $1.3min Brazil, and $80,000 on 43 for fourth place after a 33% drop for $265,000 inArgentina.
Supremacy passed the $240,000 final gross for TheBourne Identity inArgentina after nine days in release, and has also passed the original'slifetime gross in Brazil.