By the final reckoning the opening session generated a couple of million dollars more than original estimates, the studio said on Monday (Jul 2).

Ice Age: Continental Drift opened at number one in each of its 35 markets and grossed $80.3m from 9,653 screens through Fox International.

Mexico led the field on $13.9m from 2,516 followed by France on $12.5m from 1,072, Brazil on $6.9m from 958 and Australia on $6.4m from 580. The UK produced $4.8m from 891 in previews only ahead of the Jul 13 launch proper.

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter brought in a further $5.2m from 2,733 screens in 21 markets for $17.8m.

Meanwhile Sony Pictures Releasing International confirmed that The Amazing Spider-Man amassed $51.1m from 6,366 screens in the initial wave of 14 territories. The reboot took $10.9m in South Korea from 1,213, $7.4m in Japan from 1,090 and $6m in India from 1,258.

Paramount Pictures International confirmed that Madagascar 3 brought in a further $15.8m from 7,597 sites in 43 countries to raise the running total to $244.1m. The Dictator stands at $89.6m.

Universal Pictures International’s Snow White And The Huntsman added $14.3m from 5,891 venues in 60 territories for $188.9m.

Dark Shadows grossed $4.3m through Warner Bros Pictures International from 2,550 screens in 46 territories for an even $152m. Rock Of Ages stands at $11.2m and Tengo Ganas De Ti has reached $8.4m after two weekends in Spain.