The Village reached $100.5m at the weekend followinga $13.7m haul from 3,870 international screens for Buena Vista International(BVI) at the weekend.
A superior debutin Spain was the key driver as the mystery opened top on $5.2m on 405 screens,scoring M Night Shyamalan's biggest ever opening in the territory.
The Village was the biggest US new release in SouthKorea on $794,000 on 154, while debuts in Russia, Portugal and Denmark yielded$852,000 on 155, $329,000 on 50 and $297,000 on 45.
The martial artsepic Hero, which isdistributed through Miramax in the US and handled in select territories by BVI,opened strongly in the UK in third place on $1.8m on 254.
BVI has limitedrights for Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Latin America throughMiramax. Openings so far from the UK, Argentina and Trinidad have produced a$2m international running total. Overall the picture has grossed more than$100m through all its distributors.