Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines passed $250m at the international boxoffice at the weekend when it scored the second biggest opening of the year inChina behind The Matrix Reloaded.

Columbia TriStar FilmDistributors International (CTFDI) opened the sci-fi sequel at number one inChina on an impressive $1.3m.

The film added $8.2m from all territories (including Japan andKorea, which CTFDI is not handling) for a $250.7m cumulative total.

T3 has the distinction of opening top inevery market of the campaign and will finish with an Italian bow later thismonth.