International distributor 20th Century Fox enjoyed another massive weekend for Die Another Day in its second week, taking an estimated $29m. The film's international cumulative score now stands at over $63m.
The James Bond title opened in multiple territories over the weekend, once again scoring the biggest opening for the franchise in every territory and suggesting it is well placed to become the highest grossing of the secret agent's adventures internationally.
The major launch of the weekend was in Germany where the film claimed $8.85m (Euros 8.9m) from 871 screens for a huge average of $10,161 over the four-day weekend (Nov 28-Dec 1). The opening was Fox's fourth biggest opening ever in Germany and was 16% higher than that for GoldenEye - previously the highest earning Bond title opening and total gross in the territory.
Switzerland's German-speaking region launched the film to a mighty $1.2m (SFR1.8m) from 78 screens, an impressive $15,928 average. The result was the biggest opening of all time in the region and along with the second weekend gross from the French-speaking region, which dropped off just 29% from its opening, Die Another Day scored the single biggest weekend gross ever recorded in Switzerland with $1.5m.
Austria's four day take of $1.1m launch from 90 screens gave Fox its best ever opening in the territory and was the second highest launch of the year, 60% ahead of previous Bond best, The World Is Not Enough.
Belgium was the third biggest opening of the year with a score of $984,790, including previews. Finland's $645,761 was the third highest three-day opening ever in the country. Other launches included Sweden's $1.8m (SFR16.7m) from 106 screens and Iceland's $120,430 (ISK10.34m) - the highest Fox opening ever in Iceland and the fifth biggest of all time.
Die Another Day also held up well in its second weekend in other key European countries where it has opened. In the UK it fell off just 22% to take the top chart position over the weekend with $8.3m (£5.4m) from 431 sites - ahead of Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets which landed $7.2m this weekend from 524 sites.
In Spain the Bond film dropped off just 35%, taking $1.7m from 330 screens, despite having to contend with the Spanish launch of Chamber Of Secrets. France saw a drop of 37% in its second weekend with $4.2m from 749,593 admissions at 713 screens.