Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines dominated theinternational markets over the weekend as it maintained its perfect record ofopening number one in every territory and added an estimated $40m for a $141mrunning total.
The weekend haul, which includes Japan and Korea where T3is not being released by Columbia TriStar Film Distributors International(CTFDI), came from 5,800 prints and sparked another chain of notable openings.
In the UK the sci-fi sequel grossed a mighty $9.6m(including Thursday night late shows) from 762 prints for the 17thbiggest opening ever in the territory.
Germany produced $7.7m from 1,062 for the second biggestopening of the year there.
In Spain on 581 prints T3 grossed $5.7m includingpreviews for the sixth biggest opening of all time.
CTFDI took the unusual step of releasing it on a Wednesdayin Spain to capitalise on the summer holidays and steal a march on Buena VistaInternational's Pirates Of The Caribbean, which is scheduled to open there intwo weeks.
Brazil produced $1.7m from 483 for the sixth biggest openingthere, while $1.2m from 109 in Sweden was the 10th biggest bow and$1.1m from 113 in Austria produced the 13th biggest ever opening.
Finland, South Africa and Israel all scored number oneopenings while T3 remained number one in Australia and New Zealand forthe third consecutive week.
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle had no openings butshould pass the original's finishing score of $138.8m this week after adding$5.2m from 4,000 to raise its total to date to $136.2m.
In the first wave of international releases for Bad BoysII, the action sequel took $1.2m from 137 screens in Taiwan, Singapore,Malaysia and the Philippines.
Despite censorship restrictions stemming from the film'sadult content, it opened number one in all four markets. Singapore received a21 rating but still grossed $180,000 from 15 prints and opened 20% higher thanthe 1995 original.
In Malaysia Bad Boys II was a relatively unknownquality because the original had been banned. Carrying an 18 certificate thistime round, the cop saga grossed $170,000.
CTFDI executives expect the film to carry a 15 rating inmost territories.