The top two international titles eased passed $50m thisweekend as Shark Tale held the leadand Collateral climbed back to fourthfollowing a host of number one launches for both films.
DreamWorks Animation's latest hit opened in multipleEuropean territories spearheaded by number one positions in the UK ($13.6mincluding previews, $9.1m without), France ($4.2m) and Germany ($3.5m).
Number ones were also seen in Belgium, Poland and Austriawith the Czech Republic providing the only exception where Shark Tale had to settle for second place behind the seeminglyunstoppable success of local hit Loop TheLoop (Horem Padem) which led for a fifth consecutive week.
Collateral's risewas lead by a pole position in Italy ($2.7m) with Spain ($2.2m), Australia($1.8m) and South Korea ($1.6m) providing back-up.
The highest (and only) new entry on the chart was Frenchtitle Arsene Lupin, based on thepopular local literary character which has spawned numerous French filmincarnations dating back to the silent era as well as several Japanese animatedfilms including 1979's The Castle OfCagliostro directed by Hayao Miyazaki. French and Swiss debuts for the newfilm, which stars Romain Duris as the eponymous thief, through SND and AscotElite respectively landed the film in ninth position on the internationaltable. Kristin Scott Thomas also stars.
Holding in third Steven Spielberg's The Terminal has surpassed its North American gross and is oncourse to reach $100m.
Meanwhile Wayans Brothers' comedy White Chicks (starring Marlon and Shawn, directed by Keenan Ivory)climbed into the top five following UK and Spanish launches which managedsecond and fourth places in the charts of the respective territories.