DreamWorks Animation's Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa was king of the jungle in Screen's international chart this week, ending Quantum Of Solace's five-week reign at the top.

Escape 2 Africa enjoyed a 281% increase week on week to gross $51m from the December 5-7 weekend. It played on more than 5,000 screens in 33 territories, garnering the highest screen average with $10,100 per screen.

The animated adventure debuted in the number one slot in each of the eight new territories it opened. It enjoyed the biggest opening weekend in Germany ($11.4m from 841 screens), followed by France ($9.8m from 779), UK ($9.5m from 520) and Mexico ($4.5m from 438). It also opened in Argentina, Austria, Peru and Chile.

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, which features the voice talents of Ben Stiller, David Schwimmer and Chris Rock, now has a total international gross of $126.4m after six weeks on release. It has further key openings in Australia, Italy and Hong Kong on the December 19-21 weekend.

Summit International's Twilight opened in six new territories this weekend, including Spain, where it took the top spot, grossing $5.2m from 540 screens. It added $10.6m (from 2,012 screens) to its total gross which now stands at $36.6m, and rose to second place in Screen's chart, pushing Quantum Of Solace into third. The Bond film is now playing on 5,806 screens in 57 territories and has a total international gross of $357.9m.

The highest new entry this week is Chen Kaige's Forever Enthralled, which opened in its home territory of China. The biopic about Mei Lanfang, one of China's greatest opera singers, grossed $6.2m from 1,375 screens.

Other new entries in the top 20 include France's Agathe Clery (which took $3.7m from 515 screens), Turkey's A.R.O.G. ($2.5m from 329) and Japan's 252: Signal Of Life (grossing $2.2m from 341).

Analysis: International box-office Weekend December 5-7
week)Film (origin)gross $ScrsCume $Terr
1(2)Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (US)$50,989,9065,009$126,433,95533
2(4)Twilight (US)$10,569,4652,012$36,607,57018
3(1)Quantum Of Solace (US-UK)$10,517,6865,806$357,899,50657
4(6)Bolt (US)$9,664,3921,779$19,954,32911
5(3)Transporter 3 (Fr-US-UK)$6,694,7211,554$19,426,0827
6NewForever Enthralled (Ch)$6,150,4001,375$6,150,4001
7*Wall-E (US)$5,620,9311,004$270,651,28112
8(10)High School Musical 3: Senior Year (US)$5,168,9372,815$140,712,88942
9(5)Body Of Lies (US)$5,145,1612,914$53,848,47349
10(9)Four Christmases (US)$4,454,146947$9,968,73210
11NewAgathe Clery (Fr)$3,669,465515$3,669,4653
12(8)Changeling (US)$3,304,2641,108$19,091,6689
13(17)Saw V (US)$2,881,7361,362$43,824,31826
14(7)Australia (Aus)$2,682,403693$9,528,3704
15NewA.R.O.G. (Tur)$2,468,748329$2,468,7485
16NewSpeed Scandal (S Kor)$2,299,097401$3,190,9441
17New252: Signal Of Life (Jap)$2,177,810341$2,177,8101
18(41)Vicky Cristina Barcelona (US-Sp)$1,944,369724$47,064,31720
19NewNew Year's Tariff (Rus)$1,806,753501$1,806,7531
20NewAnything For Her (Fr)$1,767,790272$1,767,7901
21(13)Red Cliff (Ch)$1,658,385543$113,680,9971
22(11)Public Enemy Number One: Part 2 (Fr-Can-It)$1,570,902522$12,188,4593
23NewOng Bak 2 (Thai)$1,562,338261$1,562,3381
24(14)I'd Rather Be A Shellfish (Jap)$1,487,807330$13,982,8771
25NewValley Of The Wolves: Muro (Tur)$1,420,759235$1,420,7594
26*Next (US)$1,312,700305$55,820,7161
27(15)Fit Lover (Ch)$1,235,600440$3,942,1001
28*Pride And Glory (US)$1,129,817469$7,316,09113
29(12)Max Payne (US)$1,115,2851,214$42,645,35316
30(18)Burn After Reading (US-UK-Fr)$1,064,033699$74,216,13323
31(34)Quarantine (US)$1,010,285671$4,457,13022
32(65)The Women (US)$954,601499$16,751,88511
33NewMr Tadano's Secret Mission: From Japan... (Jap)$907,717267$907,7171
34(22)Portrait Of A Beauty (S Kor)$853,256288$10,323,8101
35(16)Death Race (US)$849,662740$36,098,17719
36(21)Two Lovers (US)$821,200261$4,816,9271
37(35)Welcome To The Sticks (Fr)$821,191420$227,815,1777
38(19)Vilaine (Fr)$743,644275$8,081,6112
39(32)Outlander (US)$732,928271$2,115,6913
40(26)Happy Flight (Jap)$711,869309$11,136,4501
* Re-entry (c) Screen International, compiled by Leonard Klady