With 38countries still to open American Pie: The Wedding is in the early stages of itsinternational release and is bearing down on a sixth $100m score for Universalthis year after raising its running total to $64.8m.
It grossed $5.1m from 2,046 sites in 11 countries at theweekend, the highlights being strong number one bows in Portugal and Israel,where the comedy sequel grossed $407,000 from 55 sites and $210,000 from 30respectively.
The Portugueseopening was 189% bigger than 1999's American Pie ($141,000) and 19% ahead of 2001'sAmerican Pie 2($341,000).
Israeloutgrossed American Pie'sopening weekend by 26% but trailed that of American Pie 2 by 15%.
In its fourthweek in Germany the film remained in second place and added $1.3m from 661,dropping 35% for $16m.
Austria alsostayed second in its fourth week, adding $189,000 on a 33% drop for $2.8m. Itis currently tracking 1% ahead of American Pie 2 and 12% ahead of the 1999 original.
Spain added$504,000 from 267, dropping 44% for $7.3m in its fourth week and placingseventh. The film has already passed the original's $5.9m final gross andis 15% ahead of American Pie 2.
In the UK AmericanPie: The Wedding added$1.1m from 383 locations, dropping 33% in its fifth week as Calendar Girls went wide in first week.
The film hasgrossed $25.1m to date, and has passed American Pie's $22.1m final gross and istracking 4% ahead of American Pie 2.
In its secondweek in Mexico it added $582,000 from 260 for $2.3m, while Australia grossed$137,000 from 151 in its sixth week, dropping 58% for seventh and an $8.1mrunning total.
The film hasalready passed American Pie 2's $6.9m final gross in Australia and is running level withthe original.
Last week 2Fast 2 Furious earnedUniversal the distinction of becoming the first studio to have five $100minternational films this year and continued its winning ways with a strongPhilippines bow.
The racingsequel grossed $187,000 from 46 venues, 61% bigger than the opening of TheFast And The Furious in2001 and Universal's third biggest opening of the year in the market.
In Korea in itssecond week it grossed $398,000 from 87, up 17% thanks to the Chusok holidaysfor a $1.1m running total. The film's international cumulative score is$101.9m and has seven markets to go.
Universal'sfive $100m films of 2003 are: Red Dragon, 8 Mile, Johnny English, The Hulk and 2 Fast 2 Furious.
The Hulk raised itsinternational total to $105.9m and opened number one in Cyprus. Only twocountries remain - China on Oct 10 and Croatia on Oct 16.