DreamWorks Animation's Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa swept past $200m thanks to another strong haul that saw the animated sequel add an estimated $33.5m for $218.5m though PPI from 5,959 venues in 56 territories.

The film opened in ten territories and ranked number one in Italy on $6.5m from 463 sites, Australia on $4.4m including previews from 267, Hong Kong on $465,000 from 43 and New Zealand on $415,000 from 76.

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa stayed top in Germany as $4.8m from 742 locations following a 34% drop raised the tally to $26.8m. It added $4.1m from 800 in France after a 36% fall for $21.6m, $2.4m from 510 in the UK after dropping 35% for $18.7m, stayed top in Brazil on $1.7m from 238 after a 46% slide to $7.7m, and $1.3m from 427 in Mexico after plummeting 59% for $12.1m.

Fox International's sci-fi remake The Day The Earth Stood Still delivered another decent weekend as $21m from roughly 7,850 screens in 92 markets raised the running total to $72.3m. The highlight was $4.9m number one launch in Japan from 655 screens. It opens in Australia and South Korea next weekend.

Meanwhile Australia added $2.6m from roughly 1,100 screens in seven markets for $19.4m, adding $1.1m in Australia after a 38% drop for third place on $14.8m. The adventure romance launched in Belgium and Holland on $445,000 from 102 screens and $454,000 from 105, respectively. Next weekend will be a big test for Baz Luhrmann's film when it touches down in 45 markets including seven of the top 15.

Summit International's vampire romance Twilight enjoyed an excellent weekend, grossing $11.1m from 3,140 sites in 27 countries for $64.6m. It opened top in the UK on $3.9m from 446 sites and launched in second place in Brazil on $1.2m from 319.

New Line International's comedy Four Christmases added $5.7m from 2,282 screens in 38 territories for $23.8m. The film launched in Russia on $907,059 from 318, Spain on $384,370 from 263 and Mexico on $320,000 from 300. Fantasy drama Inkheart added $2.6m from 999 screens in four territories for $6.7m.

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International's animated feature Bolt added $5.3m from 2,358 theatres in 15 for $35.9m. It opens in China only on 3D next weekend and also launches in South Africa, among others.

Bolt opened at number one in Mexico in a tidy one pre-holiday launch that delivered $1.8m from 360 screens. The film took $830,000 from its third weekend in Spain for $5.3m and added $450,000 in Italy in its fourth for $6.8m.

Wall-E added $3.3m from Japan from 160 screens and has amassed $14.8m after three weeks in the territory. Overall the Pixar title has grossed $283m. High School Musical 3: Senior Year added $1.6m from 2,003 theatres in 35 and The Boy In The Striped Pajamas stands at $23.2m.

Warner Bros Pictures International's Jim Carrey comedy Yes Man launched day-and-date with North America on 652 screens in six markets for $3.5m. Spain generated $1.3m from 298, South Korea produced $1.2m from 202 and Sweden generated $321,000 from 54.

Meanwhile the terrorism thriller Body Of Lies grossed $2.8m from 1,760 screens in 54 markets for $62m and debuted in Japan on $1.2m from 310. Latest figures put France on $7.2m, Spain on $6.6m, Italy on $5.9m, Australia on $5.1m, Germany on $4.3m and the UK on $4.3m. The romance Nights In Rodanthe stands at $34m.

Universal's Changeling grossed $3m from 931 sites in ten territories through UPI for an early $26.5m international running total. The drama opened top in Spain on $2m from 326 dates for the biggest opening weekend for a Clint Eastwood film. Changeling added $360,000 from 302 after a 37% fall in the fourth weekend for $6.1m. There are 49 territories to go over the next four months, including the next major territories Germany and South Korea on January 22.

The Tale Of Despereaux took $1.7m from 792 in the UK, Spain and Portugal. It ranks sixth in the UK on $825,000 from 409 and seventh in Spain on $650,000 from 333. Portugal generated $200,000 from 50. The animated title will roll out in the next four months and arrives in seven territories next weekend including Mexico and Russia.

The Cha Cha Cha release Rudo Y Cursi from Carlos Cuaron launched in its first territory anywhere, taking $1.4m from 409 in Mexico for the fifth biggest launch weekend for a Mexican film. It was also the biggest Mexican launch for Cha Cha Cha producers Guillermo Del Toro, Alfonso Cuaron and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu.

Burn After Reading added $2.6m from 950 dates in 21 territories for an excellent $83m and held strong in third place in its fourth weekend in Brazil on $250,000 from 90 for $1.7m. There are nine more territories to go.

Sony Pictures Releasing International's James Bond saga Quantum Of Solace boosted the tally as $2.9m from 2,730 screens in 68 markets put it on $372.5m. Latest figures put the UK on $79,1m after eight, Germany on $38.9m after seven and Australia on $17.6m and Spain on $11.7m, both after five. Holland has taken $7.8m after eight, Denmark $7.1m after the same amount of time, Norway $6.3m after seven, New Zealand $2.5m after four and Venezuela $1m after three.