New Line International's The Lord Of The Rings:The Two Towers edged closer to $450m overthe weekend with a $1.8m Polish bow on 135 screens. Despite being 5% off theopening recorded by The Fellowship Of The Ring the picture recorded a $13,494 per-screen average. Inits second weekend in Russia, The Two Towers dropped 31% for $1.5m from 132 screens, averaging$11,610 per screen. With a cumulative score of $5.5m after two weeks, TheTwo Towers has already achieved 89% of thetotal run for The Fellowship Of The Ring.

In Italy in its third week the picture grossed $2.7m from550 screens, bringing its territory cumulative total to $22.3m or 96% of thetotal run for Fellowship Of The Ring.The picture's international total now stands at $447.6m.

About Schmidt fell 17% in its second week in the UK,grossing $984,000 from 222 screens for an international cumulative total of$4.6m.