The Punisher, the latest in a growing line of Marvel Comicsadaptations, grossed $1.9m on 600 screens in eight territories in its firstinternational outings at the weekend.

Released through ColumbiaTriStar Film Distributors International (CTFDI), the vigilante saga took$913,000 on 350 in Spain and $601,000 on 145 in Australia.

Latest cumulative totalsreleased by CTFDI executives put the romantic comedy 50 First Dates on $62.5m, thrillers Secret Window on $34.2m and Gothika on $79m and the drama Big Fish on $53.1m.