New Line International's TheLord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King added $5m from 2,225 screens in 57 markets at the weekend to raise itsinternational running total to $717.9m.

Combined with its $374.6mdomestic gross, The Return Of The King has racked up $1.1bn in worldwide ticketsales.

The picture added $1m in itsthird weekend in China, dropping 48% for an $8.6m cumulative total, and added$2.7m in Japan in its seventh to-day weekend and fell 24% for $77.1m.

Key totals include $106.3min the UK, $87.3m in Germany, $48.4m in France, $39.7m in Spain, $28.5m inKorea and $23.8m in Sweden.