James Bond should prove too tough for his international rivals forthe third consecutive weekend as Casino Royale bears down on $200m.
The 007 saga has reached $150m through Sony Pictures ReleasingInternational and is expected to add in the region of $30m-$40m this weekendthrough strong holds and the release in Japan on Dec 1.
Fox International's Borat has a shot at crossing $100m this weekend. It currentlystands at $87.3m with four smaller territories set to open the comedy.
Fox's Christmas comedy Deck The Halls, which is in the early stages ofrelease, goes out in 21 territories including the UK and Italy on Dec 1.
A Good Year launches in Argentina on Nov 30 and Brazil on Dec 1 and islooking to boost its lacklustre $17.1m. Latest figures put The Devil WearsPrada on $183.4m and LittleMiss Sunshine, whichopens in Germany on Nov 30, on $23.9m.
Paramount's animated feature Flushed Away launches in 18 territories through UIPthis weekend including France and Switzerland on Nov 29, Hong Kong on Nov 30,and the UK, Spain and most of Scandinavia on Dec 1. The film has grossed $9.2mto date.
Paramount's comedy Jackass Number Two opens in Germany through UIP on Nov 30,followed by Mexico and Austria on Dec 1. It stands at $9.5m.
Saw IIIis enjoying a superb run and currently stands at $45m through Lionsgate andBuena Vista International (BVI).
The horror sequel has overtaken Saw's lifetime tally of $45.1m after onemonth and has opened at number one so far in 10 territories: the UK, Australia,Spain, Brazil, Greece, Argentina, Turkey, Colombia, Panama, and Romania. Itopened in second place in Mexico and Russia.
Lionsgate UK had its biggest opening for the franchise and thefilm overtook the lifetime total of Saw II after 17 days. The release also generatedthe biggest opening for any Lionsgate film in the UK, as well as for any filmin Lionsgate UK (Redbus) history since its inception.
Saw IIIproduced the biggest Lionsgate opening to date in Russia, and doubled thecumulative gross of Saw II after 11 days.
Compared to Saw II the film has opened 135% stronger in Japan; 210% stronger inSpain, where it passed the final total for Saw II after 10 days; 62% stronger in Mexico;and 48% stronger in France. It overtook the final tally for Saw II in Brazil after 17 days.
BVI opens the thriller Deja Vu in Spain on Dec 1 and Taiwan a daylater. The picture is in the early stages or release and has grossed $1.1m todate.
The Santa Claus 3: The Escape Clause has amassed $5.7m from the early stagesof its run. Latest figures put Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest on $641.1m, and Cars on $217.1m. Both films remain active.
Latest figures from Warner Bros Pictures International put TheDeparted on $79mincluding non-Warner Bros territories; Flags Of Our Fathers on $19m; Happy Feet on $4.6m including Roadshow territories;and The Prestige on$22.4m.
Happy Feet opens in Germany on Nov 30 and in Italyon Dec 1.