Miramax's romantic comedy remake Shall We Dance' began its international roll-out with astrong $1.5m number one opening in Australia through Buena Vista Internationalat the weekend.

The picture, which stars Richard Gere and Jennifer Lopez andclimbed to third in the US charts this weekend, grossed AU$2.1m on 231 screens.

Shall We Dance' is scheduled to open in Italy on Oct 29, Germany on Nov 4, Spainon Nov 5 and Mexico on Nov 12.

The UK andFrance are set to follow in spring 2005 to coincide with Easter holidays.