Mamma Mia! The Movie's phenomenal run has led to an Indian summer at the box office. Screen's international top 40 chart was up 12.1% year on year, with the Abba musical making another big contribution.

Universal's hit musical notched up another milestone, passing $350m gross since its initial international release in June.

The weekend saw the film achieve number-one launches in Russia, Ukraine and Malaysia. It took $15.6m from 4,152 screens for a cumulative figure of $356.6m.

The musical would still appear to have potential, with another nine territories in which the film has yet to open, including Italy this coming weekend and Japan in late January, 2009.

Uli Edel's The Baader Meinhof Complex was the highest new entry in the chart. The film debuted at fifth position internationally, after its $4.6m second-place opening in Germany, behind Disney's $5.2m opening of its animation Wall.E.

The Baader Meinhof Complex is based on Stefan Aust's bestselling account of the Red Army Faction terrorist organisation in Germany. With Constantin Film distributing, the film took $4.8m from 599 screens for a screen average of $7,991 (see review, p22).

Following a place behind at number six, was the highest new US entry, Paramount's Eagle Eye. Shia LaBeouf stars in the paranoia thriller, which opened top of the North American chart and was released day and date across 1,124 screens in 13 international territories, including Australia, Mexico and Brazil. It took $4.5m for an average of more than $4,000 a screen.

Palme d'Or winner The Class (Entre Les Murs) had its first theatrical releases in its home territory and Switzerland, placing the film at number 12 in this week's chart. Laurent Cantet's Parisian classroom drama took $3.5m from 382 screens, and took the week's second-highest screen average of $9,213.

week)Film (origin)Gross $ScrsCume $Terr
1(1)Mamma Mia! The Movie (US)$15,623,4674,152$356,626,19844
2(3)Wall-E (US)$11,731,8823,542$212,496,44734
3(2)Tropic Thunder (US)$7,874,7872,016$40,929,01932
4(22)Righteous Kill (US)$5,218,2761,256$9,094,43813
5NewThe Baader Meinhof Complex (Ger)$4,786,871599$4,786,8712
6NewEagle Eye (US)$4,506,5731,124$4,506,57313
7(6)The Mummy: Tomb Of The Dragon ... (US)$4,472,8052,374$281,768,24734
8*The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas (UK-US)$4,045,821453$7,006,7102
9(8)Wanted (US)$4,029,7191,933$182,658,73024
10(9)Journey To The Center Of The Earth (US)$3,807,0391,428$78,684,53731
11(11)Babylon AD (Fr-US)$3,650,4341,789$34,709,96527
12NewThe Class (Fr)$3,519,2983,82$3,519,2982
13NewFaubourg 36 (Fr-Cz-Ger)$3,404,4686,18$3,404,4683
14(26)Taken (Fr)$3,198,1191,099$53,667,82721
15NewPainted Skin (HK-Ch)$2,732,2501,269$2,732,2503
16(5)Hancock (US)$2,348,8111,266$391,772,95017
17(7)The Dark Knight (US)$2,267,0841,698$458,828,56444
18(4)Hitler's Kaput! (Rus-Ukr)$2,228,848781$9,860,1475
19(15)Burn After Reading (US-UK-Fr)$2,220,552503$6,464,2434
20(25)Hellboy II: The Golden Army (US)$2,081,0571,063$62,490,34026
21(14)Vicky Cristina Barcelona (US-Sp)$2,044,527339$6,622,7692
22*Iron Man (US)$1,979,507402$257,089,2721
23(10)You Don't Mess With The Zohan (US)$1,899,1571,531$93,595,56237
24(28)Death Race (US)$1,837,163740$12,736,63611
25(12)Step Brothers (US)$1,817,988720$18,841,38819
26(13)Let It Rain (Fr)$1,814,148477$5,890,3642
27(21)Twentieth Century Boys (Jap)$1,784,623414$31,711,5553
28(20)Paco And The Magical Picture Book (Jap)$1,639,069292$12,806,1471
29(16)The Strangers (US)$1,593,483696$20,192,14312
30(17)Kung Fu Panda (US)$1,486,5171,374$411,340,31819
31(23)Departures (Jap)$1,449,681220$12,415,2711
32*Disaster Movie (US)$1,392,865677$6,302,85410
33(18)Mirrors (US)$1,383,585585$13,726,09312
34*Forbidden Kingdom (US-Ch)$1,335,481484$69,838,0736
35(24)Bangkok Dangerous (US)$1,311,721972$19,791,61621
36NewTruck (S Kor)$1,259,445250$1,487,6081
37(19)The Divine Weapon (S Kor)$1,259,064357$20,361,4392
38NewIkigami: The Ultimate Limit (Jap)$1,256,487250$1,256,4871
39(33)My Best Friend's Girl (US)$1,200,456323$3,191,1516
40NewJourney To Saturn (Den)$1,188,53977$1,315,9021
*Re-entry (c) Screen International, compiled by Leonard Klady