It was no surprise that 20th Century Fox's The Day After Tomorrow swept across thebox office landscape this weekend as it saw the biggest ever simultaneousrelease for a non-sequel.

The film seized a colossal 52% of the weekend'sinternational gross and combined with Troyto net 77% of all receipts. If the UK's Monday May 31 figures for Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban(see separate story) are any indication of the anticipation for the Warnertitle, however, then the international chart could easily see a new champ nextweekend.

Second place, and only down 43% - a good result given thenew competitor - was Warner Bros' Troy.Already at $225.6m Wolfgang Petersen's epic is far-outperforming its NorthAmerica gross internationally.

Despite playing in third UIP's Van Helsing is fading fast and slipped another 58% this weekend.The $131.3m international tally pales next to Troy's total and with further knocks to be expected from Prisoner Of Azkaban and otherapproaching blockbusters the film may have to wait until its September Japaneserelease to secure a gross much north of $150m.

Meanwhile the highest new entry was Bollywood title Hum Tum (You & Us) boosted by strongperformances in India, the UK, the United Arab Emirates and South Africa.

Dubai proved particularly strong taking $142,658 (Dirham523,984) from eight screens. The UK claimed $241,727 (£131,741 from 23locations.

A strong second weekend in Italy, slipping a mere 10%,ensured The Motorcycle Diaries asecond consecutive week at number eight in the international chart.

French comedy MariageMixte launched in France through Quinta Communications and landed 24thplace internationally. MGI International handle international sales.

A rare sight at 29 was the entry of a title from thePhilippines. Romantic drama All My Lifeclaimed $494,000 in the Philippines and was strong enough to make theinternational top 30, thanks in no small part to the dominant two titlessignificantly hitting other US titles.