Strong weekend performancesraised the early international running total of Focus Features' offbeat romanceEternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind to $3.8m.

The picture opened in secondplace in the UK through Momentum, grossing a mighty $1.8m on 343 screens by theend of Sunday (2).

Fuller figures for thefour-day weekend featuring Bank Holiday Monday will become available later inthe week.

Executives attributed theresult to the local popularity of UK star Kate Winslet as well as Jim Carrey'sinternational profile.

Elsewhere Sunshine raised its total after three weeks in Australia to$1.4m on 59 screens through Village Roadshow.

The picture has climbed fromninth place in its opening weekend to seventh to sixth, despite adding no newscreens and facing stiff competition from new releases.

Greece added $83,000 on 20through Odeon after a 17% drop for a $252,000 running total, while in Taiwanthe Taipei-only score through Pandasia is $175,000 after 10 days.

"We had a huge opening inthe UK and the picture's international performance overall shows the star powerof Jim Carrey," Glen Basner, Focus' executive vice president of internationalsales and distribution, told Screendaily.

"The releases were similarto what we did in the US by going wider than the normal specialty release andit's playing nicely to commercial audiences too. Audiences are taking to it andyounger audiences are seeing this as a new type of love story."

Overall the picture took$2.2m on 430 screens in four territories at the weekend. It is due to open inGermany on May 20, Brazil on May 21 and Mexico on May 28.