‘Black’ cracks $200 mil o’seas

The irrepressible “Men in Black” became the second blockbuster of the year to top $200 million overseas after minting an additional $16 million last weekend, while “The Lost World: Jurassic Park” ascended to $311.1 million, buoyed by standout bows in Denmark and Sweden.

Meanwhile, Fox’s British sleeper “The Full Monty” tenaciously held pole position in the U.K. for the fourth consecutive weekend, surprisingly besting debutante “My Best Friend’s Wedding.”

The Polygram comedy “Bean” is just one or two days away from ranking as the 14th title to cross $100 million abroad this year. The cume through Sunday was $99.8 million after a heady $4.7 million over the weekend on 1,849 screens. The top two earners are the U.K.’s $25.6 million in 45 days and Germany’s $24.1 million in 25 days.

However, New Line Intl. entries “Spawn” and “One Night Stand” had mixed fortunes. In its first major market appearance, “Spawn” escaped in the hotly competitive U.K. with a solid $1.5 million on 292 screens, ranking fourth behind “Full Monty’s” $3.1 million on 282 (bringing its 24-day total to $18.1 million, up 7%), “Best Friend’s Wedding’s” $2.3 million on 295, and “Air Force One,” which has $5.5 million in 10 days, off 40%.

‘Stand’ falls in France

Mike Figgis’ “One Night Stand” had its world preem in France (it’s slated for Nov. 14 in the U.S.) and seduced a weak $403,000 in five days on 91. It was overshadowed by “Contact,” which bowed at No. 1 with a fairly pleasing $1.8 million on 402, and “Face/Off,” which slid by 33% for $4.2 million in 12 days. The acid test for the Wesley Snipes/Natassia Kinski starrer comes later this week when it debuts in Germany and Spain.

“Spawn” spawned a lively $515,000 in five days on 20 in the Philippines, and has a fair $819,000 after its fourth frame in Hong Kong.

“Men in Black” muscled strongly into New Zealand with $821,000 on 47, and Indonesia at $312,000 on 56. Its socko perfs include the U.K.’s $54.5 million, Germany’s $22.7 million in 11 days and Australia’s $8.8 million in the same period.

The cume towers at $207 million.

“Lost World” chalked up the third- highest debuts in history in Sweden ($1 million on 103, beaten only by “The Lion King” and “Independence Day”) and Denmark ($612,000 on 60, trailing “Lion King” and “Goldeneye.”)

P.J. Hogan’s “Wedding” collected $438,000 from spirited launches in Malaysia, Finland and Colombia, and had strong soph sessions in Brazil ($2.7 million to date) and Mexico ($2.1 million). Cume in seven territories is $10 million.

“Air Force One” took off in Italy with a rousing $1.4 million on 236 and delivered $827,000 on 37 in Singapore, where it was the fourth-highest non-holiday debut of all time. All told, Wolfgang Petersen’s actioner coined $6.3 million at the weekend, propelling the eight-market total to $23.5 million. “Face/Off” made an additional $4.6 million and its cume climbed to $44 million.

“Volcano” let fly in Spain with $1.2 million on 200, the second-best preem ever for Fox there behind “Independence Day.” The cume is $35.3 million, highlighted by Mexico’s $6.2 million and Korea’s $5.5 million. It has yet to open in Japan and most of Europe.

Robert Zemeckis’ “Contact” connected well in Spain with $997,000 on 154, and in Brazil at $557,000 on 97. Strong openings in Belgium, French-speaking Switzerland, Israel and Venezuela contributed another $690,000, and the cume reached $9.3 million, including a passable $4.6 million in nine days in Japan (off 37%).

As schools started spring vacation Down Under, “Hercules” landed with $490,000 on 134, bigger than “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” but below “Pocahontas.” The total is $36.6 million. The animated pic kicks off its European campaign in the U.K. Oct. 10.

“Speed 2: Cruise Control” moved up to $91 million and should reach the magic $100 million after it arrives in Italy and Australia. “Batman & Robin” topped $120 million, “Liar Liar” hit $114.1 million, and “Con Air” reached $101 million.

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