Sony's Spider-Man 2 continued its international dominance at the weekend as it addedan estimated $31.6m from 9,000 screens through Columbia Tri-Star FilmDistributors International (CTFDI) for a $267m international cumulative score.
A $1.6m opening in India was the highlight of this weekend'ssmaller bows. Spideywent out on 303 screens in the sub-continent and scored the biggest everopening for a Hollywood picture, beating the previous record-holder, Spider-Man, by roughly 40%.
Strong number one holds inmost territories powered the bulk of the weekend business, chiefly $6.6m on 900screens in France in its second weekend, dropping 49% for $22.3m, and $6.3m on1,117 in its second weekend in the UK, where it fell 53% for $30.7m.
Spider-Man 2 added $3.4m and fell 34% in its third weekend in Japan for a$30.9m running total there, and grossed $1m in Brazil despite a 35% drop in itsfourth weekend for a $13.3m total.
CTFDI executives said thesequel should cross $300m next weekend and is expected to be a muscularpresence in most territories throughout the summer.