The top eight positions may have remained unchanged fromlast week but there was still plenty going on in the international market.
South Korean horror Bunshinsaba: Ouija Board - directed byAn Byeonggi and starring three Korean actresses (Kim Gyuri, Lee Seeun and LeeYoori) took the best screen average by a comfortable margin, with second-bestaverage going to another Korean film - the drama Faceless Beauty.
Meanwhile, Columbia TriStar played an effective piece of
A good Spanish opening for Home On The Range contrasted with a dire UK launch for BVI's latestanimated title. Meanwhile another family title, Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban is closing in on the $500mmark in international grosses and should pass it next weekend.
Michael Moore's Fahrenheit9/11 saw its international gross surpass that of the director's previousrecord-breaking documentary Bowling ForColumbine. Fahrenheit 9/11 passedColumbine's $36m over the weekend andshows no visible signs of slowing. The film slipped just 19% last weekend andopens in Japan this week.
Warner Bros' Catwomanreceived its first major international outing in Spain last weekend but had tosettle for second place behind I, Robot'ssecond week. Warner will look to the international market to do for
Michael Mann's Collateralopened day and date in four Asian territories taking solid numbers in HongKong, the Philippines, Taiwan and Thailand for UIP. The Tom Cruise-Jamie Foxxfilm scored a strong $5,800 average at the start of its international roll-out,which does not really get into full swing until September.
The International table is compiled each week by Leonard Klady for Screen International
For the International box office chart, click HERE