Fox's Minority Report continued a powerful international box office run with five number one openings across Europe, including a best ever bow for star Tom Cruise in Spain. The sci-fi thriller grossed $3.2m (Euros 3.3m) on 370 screens in Spain, where it overtook Cruise's previous best performers Mission: Impossible 2 ($3.09m, Euros 3.16m), Mission: Impossible ($1.68m, Euros 1.7m) and Vanilla Sky ($1m, Euros 1m). In Germany the picture grossed $6.7m (Euros 6.83m) from 780 screens, while in France it took an estimated $5m-$5.2m or one million admissions on 700 prints.

In Switzerland Minority Report enjoyed a $755,000 (Swiss Francs 1.1m) haul from 80 screens while in Belgium it took $814,000 (Euros 831,000) from 75 screens. The picture went straight to number one in all the above territories and held on to top spot in its second week in Italy and The Netherlands.

In Italy, where Cruise broke his own opening record in the territory last week, there was an impressive 20% drop - far less than the typical 50% second-week drop-off - for $2.2m (Euros 2.25m) from 400 screens to give a ten-day cumulative total of $6.17m (Euros 6.3m). In The Netherlands a minor drop-off of 11% on 110 screens was a major factor in a $478,000 (Euros 531,000) gross that gives Minority Report a $1.16m (Euros 1.2m) tally after ten days.