Russian comedy Hitler Kaput! enjoyed a $6m opening weekend in three territories, and was the highest new entry in this week's Screen International chart. Distributed by Central Partnership, it played across 773 screens in three territories.

The film, directed by Marius Balchunas, stars Sam Arutunian and Andrei Baliakin. Despite a good performance at the box office, the parody about the Nazi occupation of Russia did not come close to Russia's biggest opener The Very Best Film (Samiy Luchshiy Film), which generated a mammoth $16.5m in its opening weekend earlier this year.

French film Let It Rain (Parlez-Moi De La Pluie) entered the chart as the second-highest new entry at number 13, with a $3.2m take across 453 screens in two territories. Not surprisingly, it opened at number one in the Paris area. The comedy, distributed through StudioCanal and directed by Agnes Jaoui, tells the story of a feminist who returns to her family home to help her sister put their deceased mother's affairs in order.

The Weinstein Company's Vicky Cristina Barcelona opened via Warner Brothers in Spain to an estimated $3.2m from 326 sites for a per-screen average of $9,676. Scarlett Johansson and Javier Bardem star in Woody Allen's rom-com, which had its Spanish premiere at San Sebastian last week.

Elsewhere, action comedy Tropic Thunder saw an increase of 415%, which reflected its opening in six territories including the UK. It reached number two in the international chart and stars Ben Stiller as an action-movie hero who finds himself embroiled in a real-life war situation.

Focus Features' first overseas date for the Coen brothers' Burn After Reading came in Italy via Medusa Film. The dark spy comedy took just over $3m across 401 screens.

The top 40 films generated $119.2m across 39,666 screens for the period of September 19-21.

week)Film (origin)Gross $ScrsCume $Terr
1(1)Mamma Mia! The Movie (US)$15,147,1994,036$334,865,56045
2(29)Tropic Thunder (US)$8,454,2051,600$29,524,08825
3(10)Wall-E (US)$6,740,7112,659$200,200,26733
4NewHitler Kaput! (Rus)$6,088,513773$6,088,5133
5(2)Hancock (US)$5,721,2781,515$386,682,00118
6(3)The Mummy: Tomb Of The Dragon ... (US)$4,240,1872,905$276,191,19246
7(5)The Dark Knight (US)$4,196,8592,977$454,983,63851
8(4)Wanted (US)$3,976,5901,659$164,684,61328
9(6)Journey To The Center Of The Earth (US)$3,736,1231,537$73,531,83229
10(8)You Don't Mess With The Zohan (US)$3,640,8551,953$90,534,97038
11(9)Babylon AD (Fr)$3,287,2171,789$29,667,94225
12(23)Step Brothers (US)$2,935,855734$15,603,69214
13NewLet It Rain (Fr)$3,263,801453$3,263,8012
14NewVicky Cristina Barcelona (US)$3,154,482326$3,154,4821
15NewBurn After Reading (US)$3,082,428401$3,082,4281
16(37)The Strangers (US)$2,786,674843$17,529,80612
17(7)Kung Fu Panda (US)$2,752,9111,976$408,598,02424
18(22)Mirrors (US)$2,529,160610$11,677,26512
19(14)The Divine Weapon (S Kor)$2,481,513363$18,288,3261
20(16)Paco And The Magic Picture Book (Jap)$2,298,696292$8,488,0431
21(12)Twentieth Century Boys (Jap)$2,271,674483$25,585,3102
22*Righteous Kill (US)$1,832,566433$2,795,9796
23(20)Departures (Jap)$1,825,794220$7,891,1261
24(11)Bangkok Dangerous (US)$1,724,0951,026$17,941,28919
25(15)Hellboy II: The Golden Army (US)$1,561,6361,374$59,781,43928
26*Taken (Fr)$1,541,676873$49,776,90117
27(19)Ponyo On The Cliff By The Sea (Jap)$1,500,044417$134,604,4571
28(13)Death Race (US)$1,462,623569$10,402,21111
29(27)Rough Cut (S Kor)$1,460,293298$5,410,7741
30(17)Get Smart (US)$1,448,9281,053$94,680,82229
31(30)Arrancame La Vida (Mex)$1,417,447537$4,490,6191
32NewMy Best Friend's Girl (US)$1,394,191267$1,394,1914
33*Meet Dave (US)$1,354,738723$36,292,37617
34(25)The Women (US)$1,319,579430$4,535,3273
35(33)Giovanna's Father (It)$1,155,220357$3,224,9551
36*Dan In Real Life (US)$1,119,477343$16,678,4633
37*Cape No 7 (Tai)$1,097,58793$4,238,8541
38(21)Superior Ultraman: 8 Brothers (Jap)$1,086,983176$4,521,3821
39NewTinker Bell (US)$1,086,054258$1,366,4533
40(24)Che, Part One: The Argentine (US-UK)$1,071,787335$7,883,3051
*Re-entry (c) Screen International, compiled by Leonard Klady