Harry Potter & The Sorcerer's Stone showed no signs of crumbling fast over the weekend, taking a massive $45.3m or 8.8m admissions from 8,378 prints in 39 countries. Its international total now stands at $313.16m, its worldwide cumulative total at $570m.
Over the weekend, the film opened in Korea with an all-time industry record of $3.27m from 186 prints. Other major territories continued to play strongly: in France, it took $6.9m on 864 prints in its second weekend to bring its total to $18.2m; in Italy, it took $3.4m from 537 prints to bring its total after two weekends to $10.5m; in Japan, it took $8.17m on 621 screens to bring its three weekend total to $52.8m; in Spain, it took $2.2m on 369 prints in its third weekend to bring its total to $14.1m.
In Australia, it took $3.2m in its third weekend from 476 prints to bring its total to $11.8m; in Germany, where the film is in its fourth weekend, the film took $5.3m on 1,230 prints to bring its total to $46.2m - the fourth biggest gross of all time.
Meanwhile in the UK, in its fifth weekend, Harry Potter took $3.5m on 537 prints to bring its total to $68.4m. It is now the fifth highest grossing film of all time in the UK and the top film of 2001, having now surpassed Bridget Jones's Diary.