The Matrix Reloaded scored a sensational $113.2m as it expanded into a further 49 countries over the weekend, becoming the first film in history to gross more than $100m in a single weekend at the international box office.

The closest any film haspreviously come was New Line's The LordOf The Rings: The Two Towers, which grossed $99.4m last year.

The Warner Bros sci-fi sequel is currently playing on 8,924 prints in 62 countries, after opening in 13 the previous weekend.

The film's international running total is $154m after 10 days. Combined with domestic, its current worldwide total is $363.5m.

In key highlights, the filmgrossed a staggering $19.8m (pounds 12.1m) from 919 prints in the UK, scoringthe fourth biggest opening of all time and the biggest ever bow for a 15-ratedfilm.

Germany yielded $14.1m(Euros 12.1m) from 1,124 prints for the sixth biggest bow ever and the biggest16-rated opening of all time.

In Spain it took $7m (Euros6m) from 528 prints in the second biggest opening ever behind The Lord OfThe Rings: The Two Towers, which had a five-day gross.

Italy produced $6.7m (Euros5.8m) from 723 prints for the biggest opening day of all time, the sixthbiggest bow ever and the biggest May opening of all time.

It was the biggest openingweekend of all time in Korea ($6m or 7.5bn in local currency from 230 prints)and Russia ($3.3m or roubles 102.5m from 157 prints).

Other all-time biggestopening weekends came from Israel, South Africa, Portugal, the German-speakingparts of Switzerland, Chile, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Bulgaria,Latvia, Romania, Slovakia and the Ukraine.

Mexico produced $4.9m(pesetas 50.8m) from 530 prints for the second biggest bow ever.