Family titles enjoyed strongturnouts internationally over the Easter weekend, led by 20th CenturyFox's Robots, which opened in 12 new territories to hold onto secondplace.

Robots enjoyed new number one launches in Australia, taking$1.9m (A$2.5m), and Argentina, where over 140,000 bought tickets over theweekend for a $0.33m (pesos 0.95m) gross. It also boasted strong holdovers inSpain (+20%), the UK (-5%), Denmark (-1%) and Sweden (-6%). In both of theseScandinavian territories the film gained the lead in its second week.

Contrary to early weekendestimates on Sunday Robots could not wrestle the top spot on theinternational chart away from Sony's Hitch. The animated film finishedon $16.5m, lower than the estimates of $17.1m, while Hitch's $18.4m was upon $16.6m estimates.

Robots was not the only family title playing well over theweekend, however. BVI added nine territories and a 53% week-on-week rise to Pooh'sHeffalump Movie, while New Line's Son Of The Mask gained threeterritories.

Japanese hit Howl's MovingCastle returned to the international chart with a massive 170% week-on-weekrise and has taken $210m to date.

UIP's Shark Talecontinues to edge closer to the $200m mark. It has just crossed $195m led by a$1.1m fourth weekend in Japan.

UK-produced CGI title Valiant,about heroic homing pigeons in World War II opened solidly in its hometerritory over the weekend. Although the film had to settle for fifth place dueto heavy holiday competition and good weather, a two week school holiday aheadof it allows good potential for growth.

It wasn't all family titles,however. Warner Bros' sequel Miss Congeniality 2: Armed And Fabulousfinished third as the highest new launch. Thirteen day-and-date territorylaunches saw solid starts with number two positions in Germany, Australia,Belgium, The Netherlands and Iceland, and third places in the UK andSwitzerland. Spain was less successful where the film finished sixth. Theoriginal Miss Congeniality matched North America in internationalmarkets with a $106m cumulative gross.

The Aviator received a boost from its Japanese launch taking$1.5m for second place and crossed $100m internationally just one week after itachieved the mark in North America.

Meanwhile the third in thePang Brothers' Eye trilogy, titled The Eye 10, launched in four Asianterritories including Hong Kong, Taiwan and Malaysia taking $1.4m from 129screens across the four and boasting the best screen average of the weekend onthe international chart.

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The international table is compiled each week by LeonardKlady for Screen International.