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UTV Motion Picuture’s Bollywood production Rajneeti was the highest new entry in Screen’s international top 40 this week, placing third behind Walt Disney SMPI’s Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time in second, and Warner Bros’ Sex And The City 2 at number one. Prakash Jha’s drama grossed more than $11m from 925 screens in 16 territories. It also recorded the highest screen average of the week, with $11,900 taken per screen.


Japanese production Confessions placed 12th internationally, after debuting at the top spot locally. Tetsuya Nakashima’s drama took $2.9m from 266 screens for Toho, recording a $11,100 screen average.


Lionsgate’s Killers began its international run in 10 markets, generating $1.4m from 344 screens. Ashton Kutcher and Katherine Heigl star in the spy-caper-come-rom-com, which sees a husband’s past as a secret agent come back to disturb married life. Killers open in Russia this weekend, with key openings in the UK (on June 16), France (June 23) and Germany (August 5).

Get Him To The Greek

Universal Pictures International’s spin-off from 2008’s Forgetting Sarah Marshall opened in two markets over the June 4-6 weekend, grossing $750,000 across 273 screens. With UK comedian Russell Brand reprising his role as rock star Aldous Snow, Get Him To The Greek rolls out internationally through the summer.