Finding Nemo passed $500m at the international box office overthe weekend, becoming the 10th title in history and the first animated filmever to cross the half-billion threshold.

Nemo added $5.2m at theweekend for $504.2m, featuring $2.3m in its eighth weekend in Japan for astunning $93m running total. It is set to become Buena Vista International's(BVI) second title to cross $100m in the territory since Armageddon in 1999.

In France the film hasgrossed $63m and is expected to pass The Lion King this weekend, while in Turkey it opened on $310,000on 95 screens for the biggest industry opening of all time for an animatedfilm.

Scary Movie 3 stormed to the top of the charts in the UK on anexcellent $6.3m from 418 screens, the second biggest live-action BVI openingever and Miramax's biggest bow of all time.

The result beat the combinedopening grosses for Scary Movieand Scary Movie 2 by 10%.

Brother Bear added $2.9m for a $41.3m international running total.It opened top in Hong Kong on $560,000 from 29, which was the best ever bow fora two-dimensional animated title.

The records continued totumble when the film opened in Poland on $450,000 from 87 for the third biggestBVI bow ever and the second biggest opening for any type of animation.

In Mexico in its sixthweekend Brother Bear took$480,000 to raise its total to $12.4m and is now the second biggesttraditionally animated film ever to be released in the territory.

The Haunted Mansion grossed $2.5m for an $8.3m running total. Thehighlights were a close third place opening in Germany on $2m form 602 screens,bigger than Eddie Murphy releases Daddy Day Care and Dr Dolittle 2.