Button remains active in more than 5,500 screens and has now reached $152m internationally and more than $275m worldwide. Key results hailed from France, where $2.9m from 580 screens raised the tally after three weekends to $15m, and Italy, where the picture stayed top in its second weekend on $2.8m from 441 for $8.6m.
A $1.9m haul from 420 screens in Japan raised the running total after three weekends to $16.9m, while $1.8m from 461 in Spain enable Button to hold on to the number one berth for the third consecutive weekend and stand at $11.7m. The picture added $1.6m from 420 in the UK for $10.8m after three and $1.6m from 644 in Germany for $16.1m after four. Button stayed top in its second weekend in South Korea on $1.4m from 255 for $4.1m and elsewhere has amassed $11.1m in Australia, $6.8m in Mexico and $6.6m in Brazil.
The Jim Carrey comedy Yes Man added $4.5m from approximately 2,200 screens in 51 markets for $119.3m, fuelled by a $1.9m number one launch in Germany on 588 screens. Latest figures put Yes Man on $15.2m in the UK, $11m in Italy, $9.5m in Australia and $7.6m in Russia. Gran Torino added $1.3m from 330 screens in four markets for an early $8.1m and stands at $7.2m in Australia.
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International's Bolt scampered past $150m as a further $12.1m from 3,891 screens in 40 territories raised the tally to $155.2m. The animated romp made the most of half-terms holidays in the UK and stayed top for the second consecutive weekend on $5.9m from 594 for $20.2m. It has passed the entire run of Chicken Little and will overtake Cars by the middle of the week.
Bolt was the top Hollywood release in France as $3.8m from 692 saw it climb to $15.6m and beat the entire run of Cars. Elsewhere, Holland added $642,000 from 125 for $1.7m after two weekends, while Belgium stayed top for the second weekend in a row on $385,000 from 111 for $1.1m. Bolt added $340,000 in Sweden from 193 for $2.6m and will overtake Cars by the middle of the week.
Confessions Of A Shopaholic was also on good firm as $6.4m from 1,250 in ten raised the early international running total to $10.3m. The romantic comedy launched in second place in the UK behind Bolt on $4.3m from 350, which according to Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International executives was roughly $36% ahead of Fox's launch of The Devil Wears Prada. The picture added $1m from 410 in the second weekend in Russia for $3.2m.
Disney is confident that Bedtime Stories has what it takes to pass Sony's You Don't Mess With The Zohan on $102.5m and become Adam Sandler's biggest international hit. So far Bedtime Stories stands at $89m after adding $1.6m from 1,370 screens in 34 territories and it opens in Portugal and Denmark next weekend. Miramax's Doubt added $1.5m from 1,012 in 37 for $13m and Beverly Hills Chihuahua grossed $1.3m from 1,073 in 15 for $43.7m.
New Line International's romantic comedy He's Just Not That Into You grossed $7.2m from 2,237 screens in 35 territories to raise the overseas running total to $32.2m. The highlights came from a $1.3m hold from 230 in Australia that raised the tally there to $5.6m, while the picture increased its cumulative in the UK by a little under $1.3m from 375 to $10.7m.
He's Just Not That Into You has amassed $3.9m in South Korea, $3.5m in Germany and $3.2m in France. Jennifer Aniston and friends arrived in eight territories this weekend and took an impressive $267,298 from 23 in Singapore over four days and $205,513 from 63 in Poland over three.
Fox International's second world war thriller Valkyrie continued to push towards $100m as $7.5m from roughly 4,350 screens in 57 markets raised the tally to $83m. After two weekends the picture stands at $2.9m in Mexico and $2.1m in Brazil, while Spain has generated $7.m after four and the UK $8.8m after five.
Meanwhile the comedy Bride Wars added $3.5m from approximately 2,500 screens in 43 for $44m, powered by a $967,000 launch in Italy. Taken, which is days away from crossing $100m in North America, added $1.3m from 416 in three remaining overseas markets for $69m, $39.6m of which comes from Fox markets. Baz Luhrmann's epic Australia stands at $148.5m and should cross $1560m when it arrives in its final market of Japan next weekend.
Meanwhile the rapper biopic Notorious stands at $3.2m and local Brazilian hit Se Eu Fosse Voce 2 has reached an extraordinary $18.4m. after eight weeks in its home country. In local currency terms the picture has overtaken Ice Age 2 and ranks sixth in Brazil's all-time pantheon behind The Passion Of The Christ, the three Spider-man pictures and Titanic.
Sony Pictures Releasing International's The Pink Panther 2 added $6.2m from 2,510 screens in 46 markets for an early $13m running total. Weekend business was fired up by a $1.6m debut in Russia from 549 for an unknown rank, however Sony's Russian office confirmed that the 58.9m rubles launch was 16% bigger than that of The Pink Panther. In the second weekend in the UK $810,000 from 388 after a 31% slip raised the tally to $3.6m.
The comedy opened in France on $540,000 from 385 screens for an unknown rank. Meanwhile in other debuts The Pink Panther 2 launched in second place in Brazil on $500,000 from 306, second in Singapore on $275,000 from 25, top in the Ukraine on $205,000 from 55, fourth in Portugal on $145,000 from 36 and top in Indonesia on $125,000 from 30. Belgium delivered $135,000 from 38, Denmark $110,000 from 30 and Argentina $65,000 from 32 in eighth place.
Seven Pounds continued to inch towards $100m as $2.9m from 1,500 screens in 46 markets took the Will Smith drama to $87.6m thanks to a number three launch in Japan that drew $1.8m from 335. Spain led the holdover business on $300,000 from 285 in the sixth weekend for $13.4m. France stands at $9.5m after six.
Tom Tykwer's banking thriller The International starring Clive Owen added $2.3m from 905 screens in seven markets for a lackluster early $5.5m running total. It opened in second place in Australia on $710,000 from 229, fifth in Taiwan on $120,000 from 70, and fifth in Sweden on $105,000 from 30. Not surprisingly the bulk of business has come from Tykwer's home country Germany following the recent world premiere that opened the Berlinale - the tally there stands at $3.8m.
Underworld: Rise Of The Lycans stands at $24.6m after several weeks in release and the fantasy action prequel managed $1.6m from 1,038 screens in 39 markets over the weekend, the highlight being a $565,000 Italian debut on 122 screens. Ranking was unconfirmed at time of writing.
Universal's smash musical Mamma Mia! was due to cross $450m on Sunday [February 22] thanks to a $1.3m haul in Japan from 342 venues through UPI that pushed the running total there to $20.9m.
Japanese audiences played a big part a successful weekend for Changeling, rewarding the period mystery with the number one slot following a $2.4m debut from 301. Overall the picture grossed $3.2m from 1,040 in 47 territories for $61.4m.
The Tale Of Despereaux added $1.4m from 1,140 dates in 35 territories for $28.5m, buoyed by a great second weekend in France that produced $700,000 from 310 dates after climbing 8% during school holidays to put the tally at $1.7m. Milk added $1m from 450 sites in 23 territories (including five Universal territories) for $9.2m and opened in Brazil on $150,000 from 50 dates. Coraline grossed $900,000 from 637 in six for an early $4.8m and ranks second in Mexico on $3.4m after three weekends. The comedy Role Models stands at $19.7m and has amassed $12.1m in the UK after seven. Frost/Nixon stands at $7m.
DreamWorks-Paramount's family title Hotel For Dogs took $5.6m through PPI from 2,336 venues in 26 territories for an early $23.5m international running total. The weekend haul was dominated by an excellent $1.7m hold in the UK from 433 that raised the running total there to $6.8m. Hotel For Dogs launched in 12 new territories, among them France, where it grossed $551,000 from 241, Argentina on $214,000 from 46, Brazil on $209,000 from 123, and the Netherlands on $185,000 from 59.
Friday The 13th added $4.1m from 2,138 sites in 31 territories for $16.1m, while the Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio period drama Revolutionary Road added $2m from 1,783 sites in 50 territories for $46.5m. Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa stands at $401.3m.