French smash Les Bronzes3: Amis Pour La Vie led theinternational marketplace over the weekend in just one territory as it added$10.3m through Warner Bros France.
The Les Films ChristianFechner, TF1 Films Productions and TPS Cinema title drew more than 1.4millionadmissions on 950 screens, bringing its third weekend total to a staggering$57.8m in France.
Warner Bros PicturesInternational also opened the political thriller Syriana in five markets, grossing $1.3m on 340 prints from11 markets overall for a $3m running total.
Australia generated $628,600from 92 prints for third place, while Denmark produced third place on $225,700.
The comedy Rumor Has It added $2.5m and 458,700 admissions from more than1,300 screens in 41 markets for $39.8m. Spain opened second on $971,700 from 275prints.
DreamWorks International'sthriller Munich grossed $7.4mthrough UIP and other distributors in 51 territories at the weekend, a solid performancethat raised the international running total to $64.3m.
It opened second in Russiaon $319,000 in 130 sites, and grossed $350,000 in its first weekend in Taiwan.
Universal International's NannyMc Phee added $3m from 1,405 sitesin 20 territories for an international running total of $47.3m including $1.8mfrom France. There are still 36 territories to open.
Pride & Prejudice added $2.1m from 1,000 sites in 35 territoriesthrough UIP for a $66.3m international running total; it has just passed $100mworldwide. There are nine territories still to open including South Korea onFeb 24.
Jarhead added $1.5m from 1,300 sites in 39 territories for$31.1m, while King Kong, now inits tenth weekend of release, raised its international total to $326.1m.
The giant ape has grossedmore than $12m in China alone, where it has overtaken Harry Potter And TheGoblet Of Fire to become the fourth biggestgrossing title of all time behind Titanic, Pearl Harbor and True Lies.
Fox International's BigMomma's House 2 added $7.1m on 2,026screens in 21 markets for a $34.9m international running total.
Weekend business was firedup by Fox's fourth biggest ever opening in the UAE with a superb $897,000number one debut on 32 in the developing Middle East market.
The comedy sequel alsoopened top in Holland on $493,000 on 74, and added $2.9m on 317 in the UK for$9.3m and third place after two weekends.
Spain stands at $5.9m andMexico has reached $5.6m, both after four weekends.
Walk The Line brought in $6.8m on 2,254 screens in 44 territoriesover the weekend to raise the cumulative total to $29.2m.
The Oscar-nominated pictureopened in three major international markets, grossing $737,000 on 260 inFrance, $230,000 on 108 in Italy, and $169,000 on 131 in Japan.
Performance thus far hasbeen better in English-speaking markets. Walk The Line added $1.7m on 276 in its second weekend in the UKto rank fourth on $8.6m, while in its third weekend it grossed $1.2m on 304 inGermany for third place on a $5.2m total, and $983,000 on 248 in Australia for$5.5m.
The Pink Panther took $2.9m on 1,012 screens for a $5.5m runningtotal. It opened top in Brazil on $820,000 on 253 screens, and grossed $453,000on 98 in its Taiwanese debut. Mexico ranks top on $2.7m after two weekends.
Elsewhere the comedy DateMovie opened day-and-date with NorthAmerica in Australia on $1.4m on 224 screens and has grossed $1.7m to date includingPuerto Rico.
The bank robbery caper Bandidas starring Salma Hayek and Penelope Cruz enjoyed asolid global debut in Mexico as it opened in second place on $846,000 on 324screens. Fox International holds North American, Latin American and Spanishrights.
The Transporter 2 opened well in China on $1.7m on 480 screens and hasamassed more than $23.8m through Fox International.
Brazilian local languagetitle Se Eu Fosse ranks second inits native country after a $526,000 haul on 197 screens in the seventh weekend raisedthe running total to $9.9m. The picture is Fox's fourth biggest release of alltime in Brazil.
Buena Vista International(BVI) reported a $6.4m weekend gross for Chicken Little, raising the score to $162.5m.
The animated family picturestayed top in the UK in its second weekend, falling a mere 5% on $3.8m for$14.7m.
It added $900,000 in Germanyin its fourth weekend to rank fourth on $10.2m. Chicken Little stayed top for the third consecutive weekend inSweden and stands at $2.9m, and it still ranks number one in Denmark on $1.7mafter two.
Casanova added $5.2m for $11m, fired up by a number threelaunch in Italy on $1.1m that was roughly on a par with the release of Pride& Prejudice and set a newopening record for director Lasse Hallstrom.
It opened in sixth place inthe UK on $1m and opened in fourth place in Spain on $906,000 for anotherHallstrom record.
The romance opened in starheath Ledger's home turf of Australia on $810,000 in second place. Germanyadded $675,000 for $2m to rank fifth after two weekends.
Bambi 2, which is not getting a US theatrical release, added$4.8m for $15.5m. It remained the top Hollywood title in France in its thirdweekend, ranking third overall on $7.3m. BVI executives said this is thebiggest Hollywood release in France so far this year.
Bambi 2 opened in third place in Mexico on $725,000 andadded $450,000 for $2m after three weekends in Spain.
The Chronicles of Narnia, with Japan yet to open on Mar 4, grossed $1.8m fora $376m international running total to date.
Sony Pictures ReleasingInternational (SPRI) added an estimated $4.4m for Fun With Dick And Jane from 2,170 international screens for a $70.5mcumulative total.
The comedy remake stayed topin Spain for the second consecutive weekend, falling 25% on $1.2m for $3m.
It opened number two inBelgium on $450,000 and opened top in Malaysia on $165,000.
Memoirs Of A Geisha added $4m through all distributors to raise theinternational running total through all to $79m.