In its finalinternational release Warner Bros' Harry Potter And The Chamber OfSecrets scored thebiggest opening ever for the distributor in India, grossing $341,000 (Rs 16.1m)from 102 screens.

The familysequel finished second in the charts behind the regional blockbuster Hero (third weekend) and ahead of opener ShanghaiKnights. The opening was44.6% higher than that of the original.

Elsewhere,Warner's horror film Dreamcatcher grossed an estimated $6.3m from 3,056screens in 39 territories (including Village Roadshow territories) over theweekend, raising its international total to $25.8m.

Opening in threemarkets, the film took $1.1m (£729,500) from 344 theatres in the UK,$71,000 (NOK 510,740) from 20 screens in Norway for a number three finish and$85,469 (DKK 583,806) from 18 screens in Denmark.

In its secondweek in Spain the film climbed to number one ahead of Maid In Manhattan and opener Shanghai Knights, grossing $880,600 (Euros 819,000) from275 screens for a territory total of $3.2m (Euros 2.9m).

In other secondweekends Argentina held on to top spot on $44,000 (Ps 128,900) from 25 screensfor a $171,000 (Ps 500,600) running total, France added $730,000 for a $2.4mtotal and Japan yielded $677,000 (Yen 81.6m) from 233 screens for a $2.9m (Yen354.1m) total.

The martial artsactioner Cradle 2 The Grave grossed just over $2m from 597 screens in 11 territories for a$12.5m running total.

Opening inGermany, it finished third on $1.6m (Euros 1.5m) from 407 prints, roughly 37%and 46% better than the respective openings of Exit Wounds and Kiss Of The Dragon.

Ghost Ship opened fourth in Italy on $686,000(Euros 631,000) from 174 screens. To date the horror tale has grossed anestimated $44.4m in international markets.