Fox International's sci-fithriller I, Robot extended itsbox office dominance at the weekend with an estimated $30.9m haul from 6,034screens in 29 territories for a $70.8m international running total.
The picture scored a stringof number one openings, led by $8.4m on 710 screens in the UK and $5.1m on 910in Germany.
Other key drivers included$2.4m on 292 Russian screens for an unconfirmed first place there, $979,000 on396 in Brazil, $757,000 on 102 in Austria, and $675,000 on 87 in Belgium.
Many of the results inEurope were affected by the European heatwave. The distributor estimated a 40%loss in potential revenue in Norway, while Belgium and Holland lost 15%-20%.
A stunning $31,000 haul oneight Bolivian screens deserves special mention, as the gross already accountsfor 92% of what Fox International executives expected the picture to take inits entire run there.
Strong second weekend holdswere an important part of the story, too. In France I, Robot added $2.9m for $8.5m in second place, while Spainproduced $2.3m for a $10m running total in first place, and Korea produced$1.2m for $6.1m for an unconfirmed first or second place finish.
I, Robot ranked first in Taiwan and raised its total there to$3.5m, while in Argentina the picture climbed to first place in its secondweekend on $133,000 on 56 for $412,000.
The family comedy Garfield grossed $3.3m at the weekend on 1,485 screens for a$27m international running total.
The highlights were numberone debuts in Denmark and the Philippines on $323,000 on 62 and $173,000 on 48respectively.
In its second weekend in theUK the picture added $1.3 on 372 for a $6.1m running total.
The Tony Scott-directedactioner Man On Fire fared wellin its first major international debut, claiming first place in Australia on$1.3m on 262. The picture has amassed $2.8m so far.
The comedy Girl Next Door opened fifth in Spain on $735,000 on 250.