Fired by seven openings and a strong UK hold, DreamWorksInternational's Wallace & Gromit added an estimated $15.8m on 3,72 sites in 32 marketsthrough UIP over the weekend for a $63.7m international running total.
Aardman's animated romp dropped a mere 31% in its secondweekend in the UK to stay top on $8m from 502 sites for an impressive $29mcumulative total.
Wallace & Gromit grossed $2.2m from 539 locations in France as it dropped a slight26% in its second weekend for $5.4m and an unspecified ranking. The picture isexpected to prosper as nationwide schools break for holidays on Wednesday.
It stayed in second place in Germany following a 29% slipin its second weekend that added $1.4m for $4.2m. Austria fell 19% on $200,000from 103 sites for $521,000 after two.
Opening highlights came from Belgium, which produced a number onelaunch on $427,000 from 86 sites including previews. Taiwan generated $132,000from 55.
The stop-motion animated title Tim Burton's Corpse Bride launched in 13 territories for an impressive$9.4m gross on more than 1,930 screens in 19 countries. The picture currentlystands at $11.5m through Warner Bros Pictures International.
It opened number one in France on $2.8m, launched in theUK on $2m on 403 screens, opened top in Mexico on $1.7m on 300 screens,launched in second place in Japan on $1.6m on 366, and opened second in Brazilon $449,000 on 120. Switzerland opened top on $131,000 on 16.
Charlie And The Chocolate Factory added $3.8m for a $251.3m internationalrunning total.
In its worldwide launch, Working Title's comedy Nanny McPhee, starring and co-written by EmmaThompson, opened second in the UK through UIP on a strong $4.5m on 423 sites.
Another Working Title production, Pride And Prejudice, added $4m for Universal from 989 sitesin eight territories for a $29.6m international running total and has 47 territoriesstill to open. The picture opened top in Australia on $1.6m from 221 sites.
Doomopened day-and-date with North American in nine territories for a $1.3m grossin 300 sites. It opened top in Malaysia and Thailand on $200,000 from 36 sitesand $327,000 from 55 respectively.
Domino, which was picked up by Universal and Summit Entertainment for Latin America andJapan, opened on $90,000 in Mexico and grossed $450,000 in Japan. It stands at $2.3m overall to date. The studio's hitcomedy, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, added $3.2m for a $39m running total.
Summit Entertainment's Oliver Twist opened in second place in Italy on $1.4m on 301 Screens. The drama also opened in second place in France through Pathe for an unconfirmed amount. Overall the picture grossed $4.4m on 1,046 screens in seven markets for an $8.6m international running total.
Fox International's romantic comedy Fever Pitch raised its disappointing international cumulativetotal to $6.4m following a $433,000 Mexican launch on 200 screens.
The adventure Into The Blue added $2m over the weekend for $7.1m. Highlights were an$884,000 UK debut on 210, a $769,000 launch in Australia on 183, and a $78,000debut in India on 32.
The action sequel Transporter 2 grossed $1.4m for $14.2m, fuelled by a$735,000 second weekend in Spain that raised the running total there to $2.1m,as well as launches in South Korea and Brazil that generated $375,000 on 70 and$155,000 on 72 respectively.
In Her Shoes added $1.1m for an early $3.3m cumulative total, and opened inNew Zealand on $158,000. Fox International executives were unable to confirmrankings for their titles.
Buena Vista International executives did not return callsat time of writing. Sony Pictures Releasing International executives had nomajor launches and were not reporting over the weekend.