Universal's Mamma Mia! The Movie has crossed $300m internationally, keeping its top spot in Screen's international chart.

Still playing in 4,303 screens, the Abba-inspired musical took $20m after opening in six more territories, including France, Hong Kong, India and Belgium, where it topped the chart.

Takings improved 24% week on week. More than $100m of the $300m-plus takings have come from the UK and Ireland.

Japanese films made their presence felt in the chart this week, with the three highest new entries all coming from the territory.

Paco And The Magical Picture Book, a mysterious adventure combining live-action and CGI animation, entered the chart as the highest new entry in sixteenth position after it opened in its home territory, taking $2.8m from 292 screens, for a screen average of $9,686.

The Toho-distributed film was unable to unsettle Twentieth Century Boys, which remained at the top of the Japanese chart and climbed a place in the international chart, taking $3.7m, including $400,000 from its opening in South Korea.

Departures and Superior Ultraman: 8 Brothers, both distributed by Shochiku, debuted in the chart at the 20th and 21st positions, respectively. Directed by Yojiro Takita, Departures stars Masahiro Motoki as an out-of-work cellist who return to his hometown to become an undertaker. The film recently won the top prize at the Montreal Film Festival, the Grand Prix Des Americas. It took $2.2m across 220 screens.

Superior Ultraman: 8 Brothers took $2.1m from 179 screens, and had the highest screen average of the week of $11,826.

Other new entries included South Korean gangster movie Rough Cut, which grossed $1.7m from 313 screens, and Mexican drama Arrancame La Vida, which took $1.6m across 520 screens. Both films played solely in their home territories.

Analysis: International box-office Weekend September 12-14
week)Film (origin)gross $ScrsCume $Terr
1(1)Mamma Mia! The Movie (US)$20,273,9904,303$309,585,50745
2(12)Hancock (US)$10,553,4321,534$375,861,51324
3(2)The Mummy: Tomb Of The Dragon... (US)$9,055,1793,333$249,497,53652
4(6)Wanted (US)$8,097,0012,132$158,410,55633
5(3)The Dark Knight (US)$7,330,1433,709$447,774,11652
6(11)Journey To The Centre Of The Earth (US)$6,409,6221,417$67,651,45327
7(5)Kung Fu Panda (US)$4,725,9652,229$404,823,30929
8(8)You Don't Mess With The Zohan (US)$4,640,4432,029$85,209,99836
9(7)Babylon AD (Fr)$4,559,9562,013$24,545,58222
10(4)Wall-E (US)$4,216,5632,491$190,539,75932
11(9)Bangkok Dangerous (US)$3,789,7031,634$14,611,44916
12(13)Twentieth Century Boys (Jap)$3,691,863521$21,491,1922
13(53)Death Race (US)$3,687,248614$7,659,6279
14(14)The Divine Weapon (S Kor)$3,622,804494$10,977,2491
15(10)Hellboy II: The Golden Army (US)$3,159,3611,636$57,085,21029
16NewPaco And The Magic Picture Book (Jap)$2,828,272292$2,828,2721
17(23)Get Smart (US)$2,710,6131241$92,258,22929
18*Pineapple Express (US)$2,534,425449$6,121,9776
19(15)Ponyo On The Cliff By The Sea (Jap)$2,464,849481$131,665,6881
20NewDepartures (Jap)$2,194,799220$2,194,7991
21NewSuperior Ultraman: 8 Brothers (Jap)$2,116,911179$2,116,9111
22(63)Mirrors (US)$1,971,078460$8,492,3949
23(19)Step Brothers (US)$1,861,221674$11,818,44712
24(17)Che, Part One: The Argentine (US-UK)$1,804,727338$6,103,3112
25NewThe Women (US)$1,742,501423$1,742,5012
26*The Flood (UK)$1,741,600755$4,084,2321
27NewRough Cut (S Kor)$1,688,876313$2,029,6121
28(16)RocknRolla (US-UK)$1,650,709362$6,102,7011
29(20)Tropic Thunder (US)$1,641,667758$20,404,79916
30NewArrancame La Vida (Mex)$1,636,030520$1,636,0301
31(18)The Duchess (UK)$1,530,208426$6,263,3191
32(36)The Accidental Husband (US)$1,495,838462$9,173,9954
33NewIl Papa Di Giovanna (It)$1,447,690347$1,447,6901
34(22)Nim's Island (US)$1,310,105778$47,058,7759
35(26)Detroit Metal City (Jap)$1,291,713241$16,612,7401
36(28)Comme Les Autres (Fr)$1,273,396317$3,234,0692
37(29)The Strangers (US)$1,250,527494$14,155,30810
38NewOur English Teacher (S Kor)$1,121,794294$1,283,2071
39(21)Star Wars: The Clone Wars (US)$1,099,3822167$27,595,22332
40(25)Disaster Movie (US)$1,090,109363$3,420,2184
*Re-entry (c) Screen International, compiled by Leonard Klady