Paramount Pictures International's Eagle Eye flew to the top of the international chart, with a 6% increase in takings for the October 17-19 weekend, holding on to the top spot in South Korea (taking $2.1m) and securing second-place debuts in both Japan ($3.1m from 306 screens) and the UK ($1.1m from 362 screens). The thriller, starring Shia LaBeouf and Michelle Monaghan, took $11.5m from 3,546 screens in 45 territories, bringing its total to date to $44.8m.

Universal's Mamma Mia! The Movie crossed another box-office milestone, passing the $400m point this weekend, its 16th week of international release (see news, p5).

Russia's Admiral continued to fare well in its second week, dropping to third position internationally but remaining at top spot in the Russian chart. The epic historical love story added nearly $9m to its $26.6m tally and earned one of the highest averages of the week with more than $7,000 a screen.

The highest new entry came from the US, with Twentieth Century Fox's video-game adaptation Max Payne. The film opened day-and-date in 32 territories alongside North America, where it debuted at number one taking $17.6m. The action film stars Mark Wahlberg as the eponymous government agent out to avenge the death of his family, while investigating a series of murders. The film took $6.9m from 1,389 screens, for a $5,000 screen average. Further releases are scheduled in key territories in the coming month including France (November 12), the UK (November 14) and Germany and South Korea (both November 20).

Joel and Ethan Coen's star-studded farce Burn After Reading enjoyed a 46% bump week-on-week, climbing two places to second position in the chart, following debuts in Australia, New Zealand and the UK where the film took $3.6m, denying Eagle Eye first place. Now open in 22 territories, it added a $10.3m weekend to a cumulative gross of $36.3m.

week)Film (origin)Gross $ScrsCume $Terr
1(2)Eagle Eye (US)$11,484,5693,546$44,807,71545
2(4)Burn After Reading (US-UK-Fr)$10,346,9751,824$36,271,05822
3(1)Admiral (Rus)$8,896,1221,228$26,637,8333
4(8)Wall.E (US)$7,354,8662,937$247,258,89927
5NewMax Payne (US)$6,913,6121,389$6,913,61232
6(6)Vicky Cristina Barcelona (US-Sp)$6,663,7301,136$22,845,93811
7(3)Mamma Mia! The Movie (US-UK)$6,601,3553,258$400,800,98549
8(25)Nights In Rodanthe (US)$4,075,6421,665$12,459,40420
9(13)Tropic Thunder (US)$4,073,4191,681$60,367,61840
10(12)Mirrors (US)$3,441,5881,508$31,032,36622
11(10)The House Bunny (US)$3,130,1721,378$13,686,75229
12(9)Suspect X (Jap)$3,079,782410$23,865,8661
13(7)Righteous Kill (US)$2,990,9871,177$27,163,22618
14(49)Hellboy II: The Golden Army (US)$2,978,0991,030$68,923,65724
15NewOpen Season 2 (US)$2,850,688379$3,082,5162
16(5)Painted Skin (HK-Ch)$2,834,607823$33,587,9424
17(11)Wanted (US)$2,566,7121,185$200,836,69816
18(31)How To Lose Friends & Alienate People (UK)$2,518,310983$8,510,8874
19NewLe Crime Est Notre Affaire (Fr)$2,438,587334$2,438,5872
20NewColuche, L'Histoire D'Un Mec (Fr)$2,431,822509$2,431,8223
21(17)The Baader Meinhof Complex (Ger)$2,269,216688$19,153,7304
22(27)Death Race (US)$2,134,142997$23,427,79823
23(74)Butterfly Lovers (HK)$2,086,177866$2,629,0865
24(14)Beverly Hills Chihuahua (US)$1,984,504958$14,289,2299
25(16)Disaster Movie (US)$1,977,461880$15,625,70214
26(15)Body Of Lies (US)$1,883,048604$6,356,5068
27*Igor (US)$1,849,277471$2,297,4224
28(19)The Class (Fr)$1,785,106662$12,908,5324
29(22)Krabat (Ger)$1,774,773369$4,645,1271
30(20)The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas (UK-US)$1,692,462443$17,538,8202
31(71)Forbidden Kingdom (US-Ch)$1,655,149585$73,378,3316
32(18)Journey To The Center Of The Earth (US)$1,533,184792$94,579,21925
33NewDie Geschichte Vom Brandner Kaspar (Ger)$1,491,253165$1,491,2531
34*PS I Love You (US)$1,439,810276$94,083,7471
35NewKarzzzz (Ind)$1,438,773923$1,438,77317
36(24)Taken (Fr)$1,363,940724$65,220,65220
37(43)My Best Friend's Girl (US)$1,315,289503$6,975,88912
38(21)No Problem (It)$1,296,347355$4,169,5101
39(37)Fly Me To The Moon (Bel)$1,225,383431$9,331,3625
40(38)The Women (US)$1,166,467562$10,895,8488
*Re-entry (c) Screen International, compiled by Leonard Klady