‘Mummy’ scares up monster perf o’seas

Sequel 76% ahead of original in U.K.

“The Mummy Returns” has returned — make no bones about it. The sequel opened atop the totem in Blighty, Germany, Austria, Spain and Argentina this weekend in a market with few competitors.

Blighty’s two-day takings topped $6 million from 447 screens, 76% ahead of the original. Spain’s $1.7 million from 296 in two days is shaping up as one of the biggest weekends there ever.

Germany’s weaker three-day number looks to be $6.3 million from 687, after pic opened on a public holiday Thursday.

In Austria “Mummy” unwrapped approximately $350,000 from 76 screens in the three days to Saturday. In Argentina 70 screens yielded $472,000 in two days to Saturday.

Last week’s boffo opening in Australia plus a second three-day weekend of $1.5 million took total cume to about $5 million.

In Israel auds braved security threats to deliver $285,000 from 30 screens over three days — 40% ahead of the original.

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