Universal's AlongCame Polly opened top inthe UK through UIP at the weekend on an estimated $1.8m from 369 sites.
The opening was15% bigger than that of Meet The Parents in 2000 and 21% bigger than American Pie in 1999.
Polly held on to number one in its second weekin Brazil, adding $300,000 from 143 for $950,000.
Overall theromantic comedy took $4.3m from all its markets to raise its internationalrunning total to $14m. There are 42 markets still to open.
Focus Features'drama Lost In Translation, which earned Sofia Coppola a best original screenplay Oscar onSunday (29), raised its running total from Australia, Spain and Latin Americato $10.1m.
21 Grams, another Focus drama, raised itsinternational running total from Spain and Latin America to $11.3m.
Love Actuallyis holding strong inJapan. In its fourth weekend it added $850,000 from 237 sites, dropping 24% for$10.7m.
The romanticdrama has grossed $169m from UIP markets and $180m including France and Russia.