Paramount and Blumhouse Pictures’ horror sequel is the biggest film in the world this weekend and topped the international box office on a confirmed $25.9m from 3,88 sites in 42 markets.

The horror sequel, which dominated the North American charts on $54m, launched at number one in the UK, Australia and Russia through PPI, grossing $5.8m from 390, $3.2m from 184 and $2.9m from 520, respectively.

Elsewhere it took $2.8m in France from 222, $2m in Mexico from 487, $1.2m in Brazil from 200 and $1m in Spain from 211. Spain and Mexico also generated number one launches

PPI reported that Cowboys And Aliens opened in Japan on $2.1m from 320 locations and stands at $70.7m internationally.

Dance remake Footloose has taken $6m from the early stages, while Rango is at $121.5m and Captain America: The First Avenger stands at $190.8m.

  • Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International reported that Real Steel brought in a further $18.5m from 32 territories as the running total climbed to $86.1m after two weekends.

Latest figures put DreamWorks’ family drama on $18m in Russia, $10m in South Korea, $9.7m in Mexico, $9.3m in Australia, $5.9m in Taiwan and $4.6m in the UK. It opened in France on $2.7m.

The Lion King 3D brought in $3.3m for $44m while DreamWorks’ The Help stands at $11.6m.

  • Summit International reported that The Three Musketeers generated $13.1m through its licensees on 6,270 screens in 56 markets and has amassed $64.4m so far.
  • Universal’s Johnny English Reborn coasted past $100m through UIP as a confirmed $14.2m from the weekend in 3,700 sites in 44 territories elevated the running total to $105.3m – with 15 territories to go.

The spy spoof opened in Mexico at number three on $900,000 from 404 and launched in seventh place in France through StudioCanal on $1.1m from 300. The running total in the UK after three weekends stands at $20.4m.

The Change-Up has reached $27.1m and The Thing, which Universal is releasing for Morgan Creek in 28 territories, stands at $3.1m and arrived in Spain on $700,000 from 278.

Fast And Furious Five is on $17.1m in Japan and $416.8m internationally. The Debt is on $11.6m, while Intruders stands at an early $3.4m and One Day is on $15.4m from Spain, Australia and the UK. Bridesmaids has reached $118.3m.

  • Contagion has reached a confirmed $22.9m through Warner Bros Pictures International thanks to a $9.8m weekend haul from roughly 2,505 screens in 34 markets. A $2.3m UK launch led the way and the film also opened in Australia, Germany and Taiwan on $1.6m, $1.3m and $582,000, respectively. Crazy, Stupid, Love. added $1.6m for $60.7m. Final Destination 5 stands at $117m.
  • Sony Pictures Releasing International executives said The Smurfs brought in a confirmed $3.7m from 3,256 screens in 68 markets to push the running total to $410.6m. The family smash has grossed $28.5m in Germany after 12 weekends and $2.2m in New Zealand after three.

Friends With Benefits added $2.7m from 1,738 in 50 for $89.3m and brought in a further $1.2m from 267 in Italy for $3.2m after two weekends. The rom-com stands at $10.9m in Germany after seven. Moneyball has grossed $1.5m from its first three international markets of Russia, Mexico and Venezuela.

  • Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes stayed at number one for the third consecutive weekend in Japan as $2.9m from 627 boosted the tally through Fox International to a confirmed $23.1m. The overall weekend haul of $3.1m raised the sci-fi drama to $2646m internationally.

Taiwanese hit You Are The Apple OF My Eye scored the second biggest launch ever for a Taiwanese film in Hong Kong behind Lust, Caution on $1.5m from 90 and has amassed $14.4m internationally.

Monte Carlo debuted in its last major international market of the UK, taking $370,426 from 330 screens and stands at $15.5m overall. Fox International Productions’ What A Man has grossed $17.3m in Germany, while Mr Popper’s Penguins is on $120.2m.

  • Abduction grossed $3.3m through Lionsgate licensees and stands at $44.5m.
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy stands at $20.9m in the UK through StudioCanal.