Fuelled by estimated $2m launch in Germany at the weekend, ThePolar Express grossed$8.2m through Warner Bros Pictures International at the weekend.

The German debut generated $2m with 302,000 admissions on 737prints, and $1.8m on 369 screens in Mexico and roughly the same amount on 413 inJapan.

The PolarExpress opened in anunconfirmed first place in Brazil on $350,000, and added a decent $711,000 inAustralia and $141,000 in New Zealand after second weekends.