Collateral's reignat the top of the international chart may have been short-lived but neither UIPnor DreamWorks will be too concerned as it was succeeded this week byDreamWork's latest animated hit SharkTale.
The film opened across Central and South America led byMexico's $2.4m weekend - as well as several Asian and European territoriesheaded by Spain's $2.5m. This week sees the European roll-out step-up a levelwith France and Belgium (Oct 13), Germany and the Czech Republic (Oct 14), andthe UK (Oct 15) among the new territories.
Action-horror sequel ResidentEvil: Apocalypse is still in the early stages of its international roll-outbut is already well on its way to reaching the original film's $62minternational cumulative gross. The sequel opened in several Europeanterritories last weekend including France, Belgium, Sweden and the UK to bringits current total to $39m.
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Fox's Man On Fireopened well in second place in Spain ($1.7m), better than its slightlydisappointing UK launch ($1.2m) which placed just sixth. The film also launchedin various Eastern European territories.
Korean title MyBrother, directed by Ahn Kwon-tae, placed eighth on the international tablein the middle of a clique of local successes. Downfall took seventh while French film L'Enquete Corse, which re-teams LesVisiteurs actors Christian Clavier and Jean Reno, landed ninth. It wasreleased by Gaumont Sony Pictures in France, Belga Films in Belgium and Pathein Switzerland.
Hero's return tothe chart came with a number one opening in Italy for Eagle Pictures. It placedjust behind new entry Bride And Prejudicewhich saw a number one debut in the UK for Pathe Distribution.
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The International table is compiled each week by Leonard Klady for Screen International