A number one launch in Italy,its final major territory, saw Spider-Man 2 spinning back into theinternational top 30 to take third position. The strong launch brings thesequel's international cumulative gross to $391m and it looks assured ofpassing the $400m in the next week.
I, Robot and Collateral also received boosts from majorterritory openings. I, Robot launched in Japan, as well as in severalEastern European territories, while Collateral took the top spot in theUK.
BVI's The Village wasunmovable in pole position following its Mexican launch at the weekend.
Despite its disappointing$77.2m domestic gross Steven Spielberg's The Terminal has had a solidfirst four weeks internationally racking up $40.6m to date for UIP and CJEntertainment (which handles the South Korean market).
The comedy drama opened in a mass ofnew European territories this week, including France, Belgium, Denmark and theNetherlands, as well as Indonesia, Peru and Chile. The UK is proving strong forthe Tom Hanks vehicle which saw week-on-week drop-offs of just 14% and 30% inits second and third weekends and has grossed $8.4m (£4.7m) to date.
Another UIP release, PaulGreengrass's The Bourne Supremacy, passed the $50m international grossmark with new launches in Spain, Portugal, Greece and Sweden.
Local film Downfall (DerUntergang) impressed in Germany taking the lead for distributor Constantinwith $4.3m (Euro 3.5m). Combined with its Austrian take it landed eighth on theinternational table. International sales are handled by Beta Cinema/EOSDistribution which is screening the drama for buyers at the upcoming Mifed FilmMarket in Milan in October.
South Korea also saw anotherlocal success with comic-horror title Ghost House which landed 12th place onthe international table for Korean distributor Cinema Service.
The international table is compiled each week byLeonard Klady for Screen International
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