The eye of the storm passes over the international arena this weekend, as the pre-Spider-Man 3 onslaught looks like creating one of the quietest overseas weekends in a while.

The only excitement comes from sci-fi thriller Nextstarring Nicolas Cage and Julianne Moore, which launches day-and-date withNorth America in a slew of territories. Highlights are expected to comefrom France through TFI and French-speaking Switzerland through AscotElite on May 25, and Russia through Central Partnership and the UKthrough Entertainment on Apr 27. Initial Entertainment Group is theworldwide sales agent.

Buena Vista International's (BVI) comedy Wild Hogs and UPI's Mr Bean's Holiday will continue to do strong business.

Wild Hogs isn't scheduled to launch in any new territories this weekend, however BVI executives expect it to surge well beyond the $46.9m cumulative total. Meet The Robinsons stands at $42.9m and the studio will be looking to the animated family title to take big strides towards the $50m mark. Horror film Primeval opens in Brazil on Apr 27.

Universal/UPI's international smash Mr Bean's Holiday has no major releases scheduled and currently stands at $145.1m. The distributor will open Zhang Yimou's dynastic potboiler Curse Of The Golden Flower in Australia on Apr 25. Hot Fuzz has grossed $48.6m from the early stages of release.

Warner Bros Pictures International's (WBPI) 300 continues to slow down after its heroic overseas rampage. The action title has amassed $217.1m and opens in its final major territory of Japan in June.

Elsewhere on the WBPI slate, Blood Diamond has taken $110.7m and Happy Feet stands at $185.8m including Roadshow territories, while Music And Lyrics has grossed $85.4m including Roadshow territories, and The Reaping has taken $20.6m including Roadshow territories.

Paramount/PPI's thriller Disturbia sits on $4.3m and opens in three territories including Russia on Apr 26.

Another Paramount thriller, Shooter, has reached $22.2m and opens in four territories including South Korea on Apr 26. Family title Charlotte's Web has grossed $60.4m and launches in Spain on Apr 27.

The comedy Reno 911!: Miami goes out in the UK for Fox on Apr 27.

Fox International's comedy Epic Movie stands at $39.9m and launches in four territories including Italy on Apr 27. Latest figures put the action film Pathfinder on $10.4m and sci-fi thriller Sunshine on $19.8m.

SPRI's Ghost Rider has grossed $108.3m to date and Perfect Stranger stands at $23.3m. Things will heat up next weekend, when SPRI launches Spider-Man 3 day-and-date in approximately 100 countries on more than 11,000 prints.