Fox International's The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen (LXG) will be the one to watch this upcoming weekend with openings in Italy and Japan.

Last weekend's mighty European roll-out propelled the action title's running total to $54.3m and a second consecutive number one performance at the international box office looks likely.

LXG opens on 335 prints in Italy on Oct 10 and 376 in Japan a day later and should prosper based on recent performances.

When X2, another ensemble action film with supernatural undertones, opened in Italy earlier this year it topped the charts on $2.7m.

While that film under-performed in Japan, the Asian territory is usually kind to genre pictures and The Matrix Reloaded opened number one in June, grossing $5.3m in its first week.

Legally Blonde 2 will be seeking to build on its $27.5m running total when it opens on 200 prints in Spain on Oct 10. The comedy's prequel opened top there in 2001, grossing $640,000 in its first weekend.

As part of a limited campaign Fox International will release the army thriller Basic on 230 in Mexico and 113 in Brazil, both on Oct 10.

At time of writing the distributor was due to open Le Divorce on 88 prints in France on Oct 8. The romantic comedy has struggled in its early days and to date has grossed $1m.

The Pirates Of The Caribbean roadshow may have died down but Buena Vista International (BVI) is gearing up for the potentially huge wide release of Finding Nemo in the UK. The animated feature scored a stunning $254,656 platform release from two locations last weekend and goes out on 950 prints on Oct 10, BVI's widest ever UK/Ireland release.

Good things are certainly in store for the film, which has grossed $93.9m at the international box office to date. Toy Story opened in similar fashion in the UK in February 2000. After its debut platform weekend it expanded wide and grossed $13m in its second weekend.

BVI is also giving Kill Bill Volume 1 a platform release in the UK on one screen at the UCI Empire in London's Leicester Square on Oct 10. A wider roll-out follows a week later on 400 prints and again, large figures are expected based on director Quentin Tarantino's cult status in the UK.

Calendar Girls opens in Australia on Oct 9 and to date the comedy has grossed $24.3m at the international box office.

Columbia TriStar Film Distributors International (CTFDI) will be looking to pass $50m for Bad Boys II, which opens in Germany and a slew of smaller European markets.

The action sequel is the distributor's only major release of the weekend and goes out on a hefty 903 prints on Oct 9. To date it has grossed $46m.

Star Will Smith is big in Germany and when Men In Black 2 opened top in July 2002 it took a massive $11.1m over four days. Smith's co-star Martin Lawrence may not enjoy such a high profile but the German-born star is no deadweight - National Security opened fifth on $921,903 from four days in February this year.

Universal's The Hulk opens in China on around 120 prints on Oct 10, its penultimate territory before a date with Croatia on Oct 23. The film has a $107m cumulative score.

Paramount's Rugrats Go Wild was due to open through UIP in France on Oct 8.