Warner Bros' The Last Samurai opened strong in Spain with close to Euros 4.27m off 425 screens. That is a large release for Spain, but not as massive as the 513-print Return Of The King, now in its fourth week out through Aurum with a record-breaking cumulative gross of Euros 28m - already more than any of the top-grossing films of the last three years in Spain.
BVI announced it has broken records for an animated film in Spain with Finding Nemo, which has pulled in a whopping Euros 23.4m after its seventh weekend, where it remains on 357 screens. It beat out prior record-holders The Lion King (Euros 19.8m), Tarzan (Euros 19.7m) and Monsters Inc (Euros 16.1m), according to BVI.
The three top films have 1,295 of Spain's 4,167 screens occupied. Adding in the screen count for fifth and sixth place holders at the Spanish box office this weekend, Fox's Master And Commander and UIP's Love Actually, some 1,786 screens are occupied by just five films.
Holding up fourth place is BVI's Calendar Girls, with Euros 458,730 on its opening weekend on 102 prints. Manga Films release Una De Zombis held strong in seventh place on its second weekend with a cumulative Euros 894.661 off 202 screens.