Senator International’s The Grudge enjoyed a strong run at the weekend,grossing an estimated $6.1m on 1,664 screens in 14 territories to raise itsinternational running total to $32.8m.
The horror story opened top in Brazil through Europa on $1.1m on213 screens, and second in Italy through Rai/01Distribution on $3.7m on 327.
In other territories, The Grudge ranked top in Norway through Egmont on$408,402 on 30 screens, second in Finland through the same distributor on $30,955on 20, and third in the Netherlands through Independent Films on $742,076 on71.
The picture previously opened top in the UK, where it has amassed$15m, second in Australia, where it stands on $4.5m, and second in Russia,where it is currently on $1.2m.
Upcominglaunches include Sweden and Israel on Jan 14, followed by Spain and Greece onJan 21. The Grudge has taken $142.9m worldwide to date.