Top brass at distributor Paramount Pictures International said the family smash is on course to overtake Shrek Forever After’s $513.9m mark to become DreamWorks Animation’s biggest hit outside North America.

Madagascar 3 reached the milestone on Tuesday (Oct 30) and currently stands at $500.5m.

Meanwhile the latest James Bond film Skyfall has grossed more than $96m and is expected to cross $100m today through Sony Pictures Releasing International and MGM territories.