DreamWorks SKG's American Beauty has crossed the $100m barrier at the overseas box office, eclipsing its domestic gross which currently stands at $93m.

At Thursday, the multi Oscar nominee and favourite to win Best Picture had taken $103,071,004 outside North America. To date it has opened in most key territories with the exception of Japan.

The movie is handled in international territories by UIP through DreamWorks' international distribution agreement with UIP partner Universal Pictures.