Having spent two weeksracking up healthy numbers in Germany - its only international outing so far -multiple Oscar nominee Rayexpanded into seven further territories.

Openings in the UK, Italyand Australia helped Ray to enterthe chart in 17th place with a $2.2m weekend - and thanks toits German reception where it dropped a mere 11% over the weekend, a total of$4.3m.

In North America, where ithas been on release for 13 weeks, Ray re-entered the chart over the weekend and has now amassed an impressive$73m.

Meanwhile, Bridget Jones;The Edge Of Reason is showing goodlegs - and is rapidly closing in on the $200m mark internationally.

Best performing territoriesfor the 30-something singleton sequel include: UK - $66.8m; Germany -£17.7m; France - $15.2m; Australia - $14m; Italy - $10.9m and Spain -$10m.

In comparison, in NorthAmerica, Bridget amassed a totalof $40m.

See international boxoffice section for full chart.