Following a triumphant session last week, Bad Boys II will be aiming to elevate its $67.4m international running total even further with a raft of major European openings this weekend.

Columbia TriStar Film Distributors International (CTFDI) opened the action sequel in France on 627 prints on Oct 15, with Russia going out on 197 on Oct 16, Italy on 332 and Portugal on 90, both on Oct 17.

Star Will Smith should prove a major draw in most territories, bearing in mind that Men In Black II opened at number one in France and Italy in 2002 on $11.1m (first week) and $2.2m respectively.

Police thriller S.W.A.T. goes out in Mexico on 402 prints on Oct 17 and to date has grossed $21.3m at the international box office.

Elsewhere CTFDI is releasing the action/adventure The Rundown in its first international territories. It goes out in Singapore on 35 and Malaysia on 37, both on Oct 16, and opens on 74 prints in Taiwan on Oct 18.

The comedy Daddy Day Care, currently on $49.7m (including Revolution territories) has no major openings but is expected to pass $50m.

Fox International opens The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen in the UK on 423 prints on Oct 17, where star Sean Connery enjoys a strong following and is expected to boost the film's $72.1m running score.

The romantic comedy Down With Love opens in Japan on 110 prints on Oct 18. Earlier openings include Korea on 30, Portugal on 21 and Norway on 20, all on Oct 17. Its running total is $12.6m.

In its first major international release the drama Thirteen goes out on 16 prints in Brazil on Oct 17.

Buena Vista International expands Kill Bill Volume 1 to more than 400 prints in the UK and Ireland following its mighty $218,402 single-screen platform bow last week.

An impressive box office seems assured given last week's performance and director Quentin Tarantino's cult status in the UK.

Volume 1 also goes out in Australia and Germany on Oct 16. The genre opening bodes well in both territories, following number one bows for Rush Hour 2 in Australia (first week, October 2001) on $2.8m and Germany (February 2002) on $3.7m.

Once Upon A Time In Mexico opens in Spain on Oct 17 and currently has a $12.5m international running total.

Universal's American Pie: The Wedding went out in France on Oct 15 on 620 prints. The comedy sequel has grossed $92.9m in all its territories to date.

French audiences clearly have a taste for the comedy franchise as American Pie 2 opened number one there in November 2001, grossing $7.5m in its first week.

Intolerable Cruelty begins its international run, with bows in Brazil on 155, Italy on 283 and Mexico on 250, all on Oct 17.