Warner BrosPictures International released Mystic River in its first international markets atthe weekend, grossing $2.7m and 366,313 admissions from 504 screens in sixterritories.

The murder mystery opened third in France on an estimated$1.7m and 254,000 admissions from 320 prints nationwide. In Paris it grossed$640,000 and 88,500 admissions from 40.

It was director Clint Eastwood's third biggest bowever in the territory behind A Perfect World (1993) and Space Cowboys(2000), which went out wider on 380 and 431 prints respectively.

Mystic River openedin the UK on $492,000 from 119 sites for seventh position and placedsecond in the French-speaking part of Switzerland, where it grossed $169,000from 15 for Eastwood's biggest ever opening.

Next weekend itis set to open in the major territories of Italy and Spain.