The first weekend since the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences handed out this year's statuettes, it was best picture winner A Beautiful Mind that reaped most benefits internationally.

The Ron Howard film recorded a whopping 91% increase in admissions in France in the week ending April 2, re-entering the top 15. But the rise was even better in Finland and Sweden, where massive percentage increases of 151% and 102% respectively drove the drama to the top spots despite remaining on the same number of screens.

Other increases were recorded in the Netherlands (50%), Spain (48%), Denmark (42%), Germany (38%), Norway (16%) and Switzerland (9%). The UK saw a drop off of just 5% despite playing at 59 fewer sites than the week before. Italy fell a paltry 2% after losing 20 screens.

In Hong Kong, where it is distributed by CJ Entertainment, A Beautiful Mind dropped just 13% from the previous week despite halving its screens from 15 to seven.

Other winners saw Training Day, whose Denzel Washington won best actor, rise 26% from its previous weekend in Italy. Monster's Ball, whose Halle Berry took the headlines as best actress, recorded a climb of 42% in Switzerland this week,

A Beautiful Mind, handled in most international territories by UIP, has grossed $83.9m from international territories so far. It had grossed $65.9m up to its Oscar win on March 24.