Pirates Of The Caribbean:Dead Man's Chest should cruise past$250m this weekend as it extends it reach with a further 11 debuts throughBuena Vista International (BVI).
The adventure romp boosted its international tally by more than $20m this weekto $239.1m and sets sail in Germany, Austria, and German-speaking Switzerlandon Jul 27.
Meanwhile Cars is expected totake the chequered flag in the UK when it opens on Jul 28. The Pixar title hasamassed $99m, contrary to estimates that put it on $100m last weekend.
However the picture will race past the century mark this weekend. By way ofcomparison Pixar's last UK release, The Incredibles, opened number one there on $6.3m in late 2004.
Paramount's animated hit Over The Hedge has amassed more than $108m including South Korea and Hong Kong, whereit is not handled through UIP, and should march towards $115m over the next fewdays.
Universal's comedy You, Me And Dupree opens in Australia on Jul 27, and the crime thriller Miami Vice launches day-and-date with North America in Taiwanon Jul 29.
Comedy The Break-Up has reached$34m, the docu-drama United 93 ison $11.7m, and Paramount's Mission: Impossible III remains active in Japan and is bearing down on $250mon $243m.
Warner Bros Pictures International's (WBPI) Superman Returns has no major openings and has amassed more than$110m to date. The action title Poseidon is on $109.8m, and romance The Lake House has taken more than $19.2mincluding Roadshow territories.
Fox International's Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties is on the prowl this weekend, with debuts set for SouthKorea on 150 prints on Jul 27, followed by Mexico and Poland on 600 and 65respectively on Jul 28, and Taiwan on 75 on Jul 29.
Executives are hoping for a particularly strong Mexican opening, given that the2004 original took $7.7m there. The sequel's international running totalcurrently stands at $15.3m.
Horror remake The Hills Have Eyes hastaken $23.2m so far and goes out in Brazil on Jul 28. My Super Ex-Girlfriend has taken $1.2m from Australia.
Sony Pictures Releasing International opens The Fog in Japan on Jul 29, and the animated children's picture MonsterHouse in its first international market ofHong Kong on Jul 27. Latest figures put The Da Vinci Code on $525m, RV on$12.3m, and Click $11.8m.