Terminator 3: Rise Of TheMachines dominated the internationalmarkets over the weekend as it maintained its perfect record of opening numberone in every territory and added an estimated $40m for a $141m running total.
The weekend haul, whichincludes Japan and Korea where T3 is not being released by ColumbiaTriStar Film Distributors International (CTFDI), came from 5,800 prints andsparked another chain of notable openings.
In the UK the sci-fi sequelgrossed a mighty $9.6m (including Thursday night late shows) from 762 printsfor the 17th biggest opening ever in the territory.
Germany produced $7.7m from1,062 for the second biggest opening of the year there.
In Spain on 581 prints T3grossed $5.7m including previews for the sixth biggest opening of all time.
CTFDI took the unusual stepof releasing it on a Wednesday in Spain to capitalise on the summer holidaysand steal a march on Buena Vista International's Pirates Of The Caribbean,which is scheduled to open there in two weeks.
Brazil produced $1.7m from483 for the sixth biggest opening there, while $1.2m from 109 in Sweden was the10th biggest bow and $1.1m from 113 in Austria produced the 13thbiggest ever opening.
Finland, South Africa andIsrael all scored number one openings while T3 remained number one inAustralia and New Zealand for the third consecutive week.
Charlie's Angels: FullThrottle had no openings but shouldpass the original's finishing score of $138.8m this week after adding $5.2mfrom 4,000 to raise its total to date to $136.2m.
In the first wave ofinternational releases for Bad Boys II, the action sequel took $1.2mfrom 137 screens in Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines.
Despite censorshiprestrictions stemming from the film's adult content, it opened number one inall four markets. Singapore received a 21 rating but still grossed $180,000from 15 prints and opened 20% higher than the 1995 original.
In Malaysia Bad Boys IIwas a relatively unknown quality because the original had been banned. Carryingan 18 certificate this time round, the cop saga grossed $170,000.
CTFDI executives expect thefilm to carry a 15 rating in most territories.