Columbia TriStar Film Distributors International (CTFDI)'s Men In Black II (MIIB) continued its impressive international run with an $11.2m opening weekend in Germany on 1,166 prints, according to studio estimates released today. When figures are confirmed this week it should establish MIIB as the sixth highest opener of all time in the territory, behind Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone (Warner Bros), The Lord Of The Rings: Fellowship Of The Ring (Warner Bros/New Line), Star Wars: Episode II - Attack Of The Clones (Fox), Men In Black (Columbia) and Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (Fox).
In total MIIB grossed $26m internationally on 4,186 prints, including a $1.3m opening in Austria - the eighth highest industry opening in that territory - and $1.1m in Hong Kong, where it looks like becoming the seventh best opener of all time. The international cumulative total stands at $70m.
CTFDI's Stuart Little 2 rolled out on 1,062 prints across several territories over the weekend, scoring a combined $3.5m box office. It opened with $2.2m in the UK, about 7% ahead of the pace set by Stuart Little in 1999. The picture took $1.1m in Japan; $200,000 in Holland; and $85,000 in Argentina.
Spider-Man did not open in any new territories this weekend - only China remains on August 7 - but added to last weekend's total and now has an international cumulative total of $360m.