UIP's Red Dragon launched in 10 new territories over the weekend taking $7.1m - towards its total weekend gross of $8.9m from its current 17 markets.

The weekend saw a slew of major territories receiving the picture. In Italy it opened with $2.3m (Euros 2.4m) from 326 screens for a mighty average of $7,183 - the highest of any film currently on release in Italy. However the thriller had to settle with second place in the chart behind local behemoth Pinocchio ($2.65m from 531).

Spain saw Red Dragon launch into the top spot, taking $2.1m from 335 screens for an average of $6,334. It also grabbed the lead in Belgium where it managed $438,993 from 63 screens between Oct 23-27, for an average of $6,968.

In Australia the film, which is directed by Brett Ratner and also stars Edward Norton, Ralph Fiennes and Emily Watson, claimed $1.2m (A$2.2m) from 198 screens and an average of $6,095 over the weekend.

Hong Kong saw Red Dragon roaring to $312,351 (HK$2.4m) off just 33 screens for an impressive average of $9,465. Meanwhile, bettering even that, Singapore scored $231,032 (S$409,805) from 20 locations for an average of $11,552.

Red Dragon has grossed $12m (£7.7m) in the UK to date, its longest running international territory after three weekends on release. The film has grossed $21.5m to date from the 17 countries to have received it since it launched internationally in the UK on Oct 11.It has taken $85m in North America for Universal.