Fox International scored a one-two punch at the weekend as Borat and The Devil Wears Prada ruled the roost.
Boratcrushed the competition as it grossed an estimated $17.7m from 993 screens in17 markets, powered by a stunning $11.5m number one debut in the UK.
The comedy, which dominated the North American charts thisweekend, opened top in another five territories.
It took $668,000 from 39 in Sweden, $649,000 from 54 in Holland,$393,000 from 24 in German-speaking Switzerland, and also opened top in Denmarkand Finland.
Boratopened in second place in Germany on $2.6m on 234 screens behind local hit SevenDwarfs 2.
The Devil Wears Prada enjoyed another strong weekend as it swept past $150m. The comedyadded $11m from 6,600 screens for $151.2m.
In its fourth weekend Prada added $2.3m in Germany for $17.5m and $1.4m for $14.9m inItaly. It added $1.3m in its third weekend in South Korea for first place and$5.2m, and stands at $1.9m in Belgium after two.
The Russell Crowe drama A Good Year opened in second place in Spain on $1.3mon 300 screens and grossed $1.5m overall for an early $2.7m internationalrunning total.
Warner Bros Pictures International's (WBPI) J-horror sequel DeathNote: The Last Namescored a huge opening in Japan at the weekend.
The picture opened top on $10.3m including previews and drew612,500 admissions from 362 prints.
Meanwhile The Departed grossed $7.3m from 30 markets through WBPI and other distributorsfor a $49.3m overseas tally.
The crime drama opened top in Israel on $280,000 from 30 printsand added $2.2m from 425 in its second weekend in Italy for $6.3m. It stayedtop in its second weekend in Spain on $1.9m from 371 for $5.7m.
After three weekends at number one in Australia the picturedropped to second place on $846,000 for $6.5m. It opens in Brazil on Nov 10.
The Prestige took $3.3m from 11 markets for $6.3m, powered by a $1.2m debut inSouth Korea on 120 prints, and a number one debut in Mexico on $978,000 on 250.
The mystery also opened well in Brazil in second place on $365,400on 80, and added $207,200 from 62 in its third weekend in Taiwan for $1.9m. ThePrestige will open inthe UK on Nov 10.
Pan's Labyrinth grossed an estimated $1.2m from more than 500 screens in twomarkets and has taken $10.2m to date.
The fantasy drama added $775,000 in its fourth weekend in Spainfrom 302 for $7.5m, and raised its Mexican tally in the third weekend by$531,000 from 200 for $2.7m.
Sony Pictures Releasing International's (SPRI) animated feature OpenSeason continued toperform strongly, adding $8.2m on 3,195 screens in 41 markets for $52.4m.
In its first weekend in Portugal the picture opened in secondplace on $190,000 on 45 screens, while the Colombian debut produced $155,000 on100.
Open Season added $2.7m in its third weekend in France following animpressive 1% drop to rank third on $9m. It added $1.6m for $5.6m in its secondweekend in Russia, and stands at $12.4m in the UK after four, and $6.6m inMexico after five.
Lionsgate's horror sequel Saw III raised its impressive early overseastally by $7m to $15.6m.
The picture opened top in Australia on an excellent $1.9m on 208screens, and opened top in Brazil through Buena Vista International (BVI) on$1.2m. Saw III alsoopened top in Argentina through BVI on $300,000. BVI holds all Latin Americanrights.
BVI's The Guardian added $2.7m for $20.1m and opened in South Korea on $600,000 on100 screens and in Greece on $230,000 on 40.
Seven Dwarfs 2 stayed top in its second weekend in Germany through UIP and added$5.3m from 765 venues for $15.3m. Overall the picture grossed $6.5m from 975for $19.2m after two weekends.
Universal's dance drama Step Up added $1.8m through UIP for $11.6m,sci-fi drama Children Of Men raised its tally by $1.5m to $18m from
Universal territories, and the comedy You, Me And Dupree added $900,000 for $48.5m.
Paramount's Flags Of Our Fathers took $3.2m from eight markets throughUIP for $8.7m, powered by a third place launch in Australia on $574,000 from214, and a best ever debut for Clint Eastwood in Taiwan in first place on$347,000 from 62.
The war pictureadded $891,000 from 430 for $3m in its second weekend in France, and $1.2m from385 for $4.4m in Japan. Flags Of Our Fathers opens in Italy on Nov 10.