Warner Bros Pictures International’s Inception will battle with Nu Image’s The Expendables and Paramount’s TheLast Airbender for box office supremacy this weekend.

Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi thriller has amassed $430m and should take a considerable stride towards the $445m mark over the next few days.

The Expendables stood at $125.8m as of September 5 after grossing a further $13.6m last weekend.

Warner Bros’ Cats And Dogs 2 stands at $52.6m, while the romantic comedy Going The Distance opens this weekend in the UK and Brazil.

Paramount’s The Last Airbender has reached $142.6m and opens through PPI in four markets including South Africa. Shrek Forever After ranks as DreamWorks Animation’s biggest international release and has amassed $484.2m. Dinner For Schmucks opens in Sweden and Portugal.

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice arrives in Australia and China and has grossed $117.1m through Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International. The animation juggernaut Toy Story 3 has amassed $624m.

Salt will cross $150m and as of last weekend stood at $147m through Sony Pictures Releasing International. By the end of last weekend, Grown Ups had taken $78.1m and The Karate Kid stood at $157.2m.

Fox International’s Vampires Suck has grossed $7.3m and will be looking to take a bite out of the German and Austrian box office this weekend.

Belgian audiences get the chance to return to Pandora this weekend when Avatar: Special Edition opens. The re-release has boosted Avatar’s overall gross to $2.009bn. Cyrus opens in the UK. Knight And Day has taken $152.9m.

Universal/UPI’s Despicable Me on $74.3m arrives in Australia, while the Italian-set The American is in action in Italy.