Fired up by number oneopenings in Brazil and the Philippines, Columbia's horror picture Gothikacontinued to score steady international business at the weekend.
The picture is releasedthrough Columbia TriStar Film Distributors International (CTFDI) and grossed anestimated $410,000 from 140 screens in the Latin American market and a powerful$200,000 from 10 in the Philippines.
Other highlights were $1.7min its second weekend in Spain on a 33% drop to raise the total there to $4.7m,a strong result bearing in mind Kill Bill Vol 1 opened in the marketthis weekend. In Mexico in its third week the picture added $600,000 for $3.2m.
Overall Gothikagrossed $4.2m from 1,040 screens in 24 markets to raise its internationalrunning total to $31m. With 10 major markets yet to open, the picture islooking good.
Big Fish opened on $2.1m in France on 291 screens for acontested first place. It added $5.1m from all its markets for $25.3m.
The romantic comedy FiftyFirst Dates opened in Russia, its first international market, on 16.8mroubles or roughly $600,000. Ranking was unconfirmed at time of writing.
It was Adam Sandler'sbiggest ever bow and Drew Barrymore's second biggest ever bow in the market(after Charlie's Angels) and the picture is expected to play well bearingin mind Monday is International Women's Day, Russia's equivalent of Valentine'sDay.