A day before its domestic gross passed $200m, Universal Pictures' The Mummy Returns sailed past $200m at the international box office bringing its worldwide total to a spectacular $400m.

The film topped the $200m international mark on Friday, becoming the first of the year to do so. It has been on release for ten weeks around the world and opened at number one in every country. It was the top opening of all time in Korea, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Russia, Taiwan and Venezuela, and was the top foreign film opening of all time in Egypt, India and Turkey.

The film also broke records for Universal's foreign distributor UIP as the number one UIP opening in Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic and Slovakia, Hungary, Mexico, Philippines, Slovenia, Spain and Thailand, and was Universal Pictures' biggest opening ever in Brazil, Iceland, Israel and Norway.

"I'm thrilled with these results under the leadership of Randy Greenberg [senior vice president of international marketing and distribution at Universal] and the revitalized Universal International Theatrical team", said Marc Shmuger, vice chairman of Universal Pictures in a statement. "Once again the partnership between Universal and UIP has delivered an extremely impactful marketing and distribution campaign. This fantastic success is also a testament to the strength of The Mummy franchise which continues to satisfy audiences around the world."