Paramount's Lara CroftTomb Raider: The Cradle Of Lifecontinued to show good legs on its international roll-out this weekend,launching in nine territories, including a number one bow in Germany throughConcorde.
Germany and Switzerland,where the film is handled by Ascot Elite, provided the Jan de Bont film itsfirst non-UIP international launches, taking pole position in both.
Concorde took $2.2m (Euro1.96m) in Germany from 735 screens, while Elite claimed $272,023 (SFR 372,671),including previews, from 50 screens over the four-day weekend (Aug 14-17) inthe German-speaking region of Switzerland.
It also saw a number one bowin Norway for UIP where it managed $288,432 (NKR2.1m) off 36,841 admissions at70 screens. The sequel had to settle for third however in fellow Scandinavianterritories Sweden and Finland.
Another strong launch wasTaiwan where the film took $1.2m from 60 screens including previews.
Cradle Of Life added $5.9m over the weekend bringing itsinternational cumulative to date to $16.3m. It adds another slew of openingsnext weekend including: Argentina, The UK, France, Belgium, French-speakingSwitzerland, Denmark, Iceland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Lebanon.
In other Paramount launches,UIP debuted The Italian Job inNew Zealand where it took pole position with $209,231 (NZ$357,66) from 46screens and a screen average of $4,548. The films biggest international successto date has been Italy where it has taken $2.2m so far. It has yet to open inmost international territories.