UIP's 2 Fast 2 Furious screeched into 15 European territories over the weekend taking $19m from 2,282 venues.

The film, which claimed more than $21m over the weekend including its holdover territories, has taken $33m to date from international markets after launching in Australia on June 5.

The absence of Vin Diesel seems to have done none no harm with 2 Fast 2 Furious already well on track to race past 2001's The Fast And The Furious' $62.6m international cumulative gross.

The European roll-out was crowned by a $5m (Euros 4.3m) launch in Germany on 518 screens, dethroning leader Bruce Almighty for pole position.

The film was also race leader in the other major European launch territories with France clocking $2.6m, Spain $1.9m - claiming a 35% market share and improving on the original's debut by 75% - and The UK providing $4.6m (£2.7m) including previews.

An impressive opening day of $167,000 gave Universal its biggest ever launch day in The Netherlands, with the John Singleton film going on to take $878,705 over the four-day weekend.

Other launch territories delivering pole positions included Italy ($1.2m), Belgium ($722,234) and Switzerland ($562,233).

Territories already generating revenues include, $7.7m (A$11.4m) to date in Australia, $962,819 (NZ$1.7m) in New Zealand, $3.2m (Pesos 33.7m) in Mexico and $1.1m (Real 3.1m) in Brazil.

2 Fast 2 Furious, which once again stars Paul Walker, opens next in Israel with Japan coming on August 23.