Scooby-Doo continued to snap up the international competition for Warner Bros over the weekend, opening in the UK with $8.1m (£5.2m) from 474 screens, according to studio estimates released today (Sunday). If the figure is confirmed tomorrow it will be Warner's second highest UK opening behind Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone, which came out last Nov.

In France the picture took an estimated $2.8m (Euro 2.86m) from 584 screens; in Portugal it grossed $173,800 (Euro 175,500) from 58 prints; and in Greece it took $224,800 (Euro 227,000) from 46 prints. The picture also opened in Indonesia but no figures were available at time of going to press.

Next week Scooby-Doo will open in Belgium, Spain and South Korea.