The teen appeal of High School Musical has led to the third movie in the series notching up the biggest October opening ever in the international market and the biggest ever overseas bow for a musical, according to Disney International.
HSM3: Senior Year enjoyed weekend takings of $41 million from 3,163 screens in 19 countries.
It also claimed an average market share of more than 40 per cent in each of its markets.
In the UK, the film took $13.7 million from 494 screens; Germany pulled in $5.9 million from 547; Spain took $5.1 million from 547; France had $3.8 million; Brazil, $1.7 million from 212 screens; Denmark, $1.2 million from 93; and Norway, $1.1 million from 90 screens.
HSM3 is also currently benefiting from half-term holidays in several European markets, while it is still to open in several key markets from now until the end of the year.