Universal's The Hulk became the 15th film to pass $100m at the international boxoffice this year with a $3.1m weekend gross powered by a mighty number oneItalian bow.

Released through UIP, the film took $2.8m from 255 sites in Italyfor Universal's and UIP's biggest opening weekend of the year in the market.

Overall The Hulk grossed $3.1m from 622 sites in 12 countries at the weekend,raising the international running total to $100.4m.

In holdovers, The Hulk added $135,000 from 167 sites in Japan, dropping 41% for $6.8m inits fifth week. Five markets remain, including Egypt, Greece and Romania thisupcoming weekend.

American Pie: The Wedding was the second biggest international film of the weekendbehind BVI's Pirates Of The Caribbean, grossing $9.8m from 1,716 sites in six markets.

The comedy sequel opened second in German-speaking Switzerland just1% behind Pirates ona strong $684,000 from 51 venues.

The opening was 30% ahead of American Pie 2 and is UIP's third biggest opening ofthe year in the market.

American Pie: The Wedding stayed number one in its second weekend in Germany, adding$4m from 652 sites and slipping 18% for an $11.2m total to date.

Elsewhere the film added $1.5m for $4.8m after 11 days in Spain(21% ahead of American Pie 2), grossed $2.4m for $20.6m after 18 days in the UK (7% ahead of AmericanPie 2) and raised itstotal in Australia by $496,000 for $7.5m after 26 days.

The final score for American Pie 2 in Australia was $6.9m and the film isrunning 16% ahead of American Pie.

The international running total is $46.8m and American Pie: TheWedding still has threemonths to go, with openings this upcoming weekend scheduled for Mexico andSweden.

2 Fast 2 Furious raised its total to $96.1m after number one bows in Indonesia,where it took $141,000 from 34 sites, and Panama, where $62,000 from 16 siteswas Universal's and UIP's second biggest opening of the year in the market.

Indonesia and Panama were87% and 74% bigger respectively than The Fast And The Furious. Ten territories remain, including Korea on Sept 5.