Fox International's The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen (LXG) was the number one internationalperformer of the weekend after grossing $14.6m from 3,327 screens in all itsterritories.

In its first wave of major European openings, LXG scored a sensational $5.1m from 706screens in Germany for star Sean Connery's biggest ever bow in a non-James Bondrole.

The fantasy-adventure's international running total is now $51.5m.

Australia opened on a table-topping $2.1m from 207 screens for theindustry's third biggest October debut there.

In France, LXG opened top on a slightly disappointing $2.6m from 552, whileRussia opened in second place on $829,000 from 123, which was the distributor'sfifth biggest opening of all time there.

Austria and Portugal yielded number one openings on $595,000 from75 and $362,000 from 55 screens respectively, while Switzerland grossed$521,000 from 66 screens for an unconfirmed ranking.

There were several strong holdovers, the highlight being Spain, wherethe film added $535,000 from 80 screens in its fifth weekend for a stunning$11.3m running total.

Mexico and Brazil have reached $5.9m and $1.9m respectively afterfour weekends.

Among other Fox releases, Down With Love opened on a disappointing $994,000 from298 screens in the UK despite intensive marketing in the territory and thepresence of British actor Ewan McGregor alongside Renee Zellweger.

Overall, the romantic comedy grossed $1.7m from 866 screensat the weekend to raise its total to $10.2m.

InBrazil, local language title Lisbele E O Prisioneiro remained number one for the seventh weekend in arow, adding $328,000 from 222 for a $5.4m running total. The drama is FoxInternational's sixth biggest grossing of all time in Brazil.

28 Days Later, Danny Boyle's apocalyptic zombie film,added $246,000 from 223 screens for a $34.1m international running total.