Mel Gibson's The Passion Of The Christ retained its lead over the international chart for the post-Easter weekend, largely because it played so wide across the international marketplace

The film also took the opportunity to pass the $200m mark and has a few territories, including Japan, still to open. However the Easter-themed epic took a big hit in many territories with Easter now behind it.

Massive declines of over 70% were seen in Germany and Finland (mirroring the 73% in North America at the weekend); over 60% in Australia and the Netherlands and many over 50% - including a 57% drop in Spain despite being only its third week in the Catholic country. Such a swift post-Easter decline could suggest the film's reign at the top of chart could be numbered.

Johnny Depp thriller Secret Window saw a 22 territory release concentrated across Europe and South America boosting the film 400% into third.

Warner Bros owned thriller Taking Lives, starring Angelina Jolie, launched in ten new territories bringing its territory count to 26. Launch territories included Australia, Argentina, Mexico and Belgium - where it ranked first.

Dawn Of The Dead went into four new territories (going from five to nine). This included a number one bow in Germany where the horror claimed $1.03m (Euro 0.86m) - half its international weekend take - from 347 screens.

Still ranking one place ahead of Dawn was spoof Shaun Of The Dead, despite the British comedy only being on release in the UK and Ireland.

New international releases in the chart included the latest in Japan's Detective Conan Anime series, Detective Conan: Magician Of The Silver Sky, directed by Taiichiro Yamamoto. It is released in Japan only where it displaced The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King from the lead position after a nine week reign.

Similarly South Korea's only release, local title The Big Swindle, ranked two places behind Detective Conan, at 20. The Big Swindle tells the story of five con-artists that work together to pull off the biggest swindle of all time. It is directed by Choi Dong-hun and stars Park Sin-yang, Yeom Jeong-ah and Lee Moon-sik. International sales are handled by Mirovision. ShowBox distributes in South Korea.

Fox started its international roll-out on teen comedy The Girl Next Door in the UK & Ireland and Mexico. The film made 23rd place on the table.

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