I, Robotis fast approaching the $200m milestone for Fox International following astrong Italian debut that raised the international running total to $193m.

The sci-fi thriller grossed an estimated $2.8m on 456 Italianscreens for an unconfirmed first place.

After an excellent run in Japan that saw it stay top for fiveconsecutive weeks, I, Robot fell to third place on $1m on 324 for a $31m cumulative score.

The action horror picture Alien Vs Predator opened strongly in the UK in second placebehind Shark Tale on$3.8m on 388 screens. Fox executives will release weekend estimates and arevised international running total later this week.

The comedy Dodgeballopened in fifth place inBrazil on $141,000 on 95 to bring its total gross to $47m in all its markets todate. The drama Man On Fire had no major openings; it has taken $33m at the international boxoffice so far.