Sony’s beauties, beast score o’seas

'T3' makes records in Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines

Sony divided and conquered much of the world outside North America over the weekend with the potent combo of “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines” and “Charlie’s Angels 2: Full Throttle.”

Controlling most foreign rights to the Arnold Schwarzenegger vehicle (which WB has domestically), the distrib is ensuring gaps of at least two to three weeks between it and the “Angels” sequel.

Man vs. machines epic galvanized Japan, handled by Toho-Towa, amassing an estimated $12.8 million from approximately 550 prints.

Released elsewhere by Sony, sci-fier grabbed roughly $1.2 million on 125 screens in Thailand (a record for a Hollywood film); $1.1 million on 61 in Hong Kong; $870,000 on 54 in Malaysia (sans sneaks, the territory’s second biggest bow ever); $780,000 on 50 in the Philippines (the 10th best); and $750,000 on 50 in Singapore (the industry’s No. 12).

Omens are awesome for the Jonathan Mostow-helmed pic in Latin America judging by its $780,000 bounty in five days on 96 in Argentina, including Tuesday night previews (No. 2 of all time in local currency) and its $240,000 opener on 45 in Chile.

All told, “T-3” captured an estimated $20.8 million on nearly 1,400 screens in 14 markets, upping cume to $27.3 million, including its soph sessions in Russia and Colombia.

The “Angels” caper rang up approximately $21.4 million from 6,000 engagements in 51 territories, hoisting cume to $80 million.

McG-helmed pic was zapped by a heatwave in Europe but opened at No. 1, notching an estimated $3.1 million on 1,015 prints in Germany (25% below the original in local currency, but just 10% less in dollars); $1.9 million on 488 in Spain (15% less in local); and $440,000 on 114 in Austria (13% below).

Sequel did outperform the predecessor in Mexico with $1.7 million on 403 (40% bigger, but trailing the second sesh of “Finding Nemo”) and in Brazil for $1 million on 277 (50% ahead).

Pic has racked up a strapping $16.5 million through its third sojourn in Japan (easing by 27%), $11 million in 10 days in the U.K. (off 43%), $8.2 million in 11 days in Oz (down 39%) and $7.6 million after its third in South Korea.

‘Hulk’ sees green

“The Hulk” mustered an estimated $10.5 million from 3,900 playdates in 34 countries, raising cume to $56.5 million, with 19 markets, including the U.K. and Japan, on the horizon.

Universal’s sci-fier commanded roughly $700,000 on 80 in Sweden, the distrib’s third biggest opening locally. But its $400,000 debut on 104 in Holland was rated as below expectations.

“Bruce Almighty” divined an estimated $1.3 million on 102 in South Korea, nearly five times bigger than topliner Jim Carrey’s previous career high, “The Truman Show,” in a market that hadn’t fully embraced the thesp.

Spyglass comedy fetched $750,000 on 80 in Belgium, BVI’s second best bow behind only “Signs.”

“Bruce” drew an estimated $10 million in BVI’s 23 territories, spurring cume to about $114.5 million including two Spyglass markets.

“Finding Nemo” cruised to $28.5 million in 16 countries, mostly in Asia and Latin America, driven by Mexico’s socko $10 million in 10 days (slipping just 25%) and Brazil’s $3 million in ditto, easing 20%.

“2 Fast 2 Furious” revved up to $74 million, banking $4 million from holdovers in 26 territories, with 26 more, including Japan, still ahead.

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