The 23rd James Bond film Skyfall bursts on to the screen in the UK, Russia, France, South Korea, Brazil and Belgium this weekend through Sony Pictures Releasing International.

Daniel Craig’s 007 may have too much in the tank for reigning champ Paranormal Activity 4, which has reached an early $33m through Paramount Pictures International (PPI) and enters 12 territories this weekend including South Korea, Taiwan and India.

PPI also launches Fun Size in Germany and top brass will look for consistent holds to propel DreamWorks Animation’s Madagascar 3 from its $486.6m perch towards the magical $500m mark.

Early Oscar frontrunner Argo is set to open through Warner Bros Pictures International in Australia, Spain, Japan and Italy. Spanish juggernaut The Impossible stands at $28m in Spain while The Dark Knight Rises has reached $632.5m.

Fox International reported that EuropaCorp’s thriller Taken 2 has amassed $176.7m, while Ice Age 4 has reached $710.4m and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter $72.8m. Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Dog Days opens in France and stands at $26.4m. Ruby Sparks opens in Spain.

Universal Pictures International opens The Bourne Legacy in China. The film has generated $116.9m through Universal markets. Ted is at $265.1m. Savages arrives in Italy, Italian-speaking Switzerland and Greece. ParaNorman on $37.9m opens in Argentina.

Hotel Transylvania arrives in around 16 further territories through Sony including Germany and stands at $72.3m. Resident Evil: Retribution has grossed $176.6m through Sony and Constantin territories and is expected to receive a big boost when it arrives in Japan. Total Recall stands at $128.1m.

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International’s Frankenweenie on $13.7m opens in Australia and Taiwan while Finding Nemo also on $13.7m glides into Italy.