However Mamma Mia! faces a strong challenge for its international crown from DreamWorks-Paramount's thriller Eagle Eye, which begins a major roll-out this weekend with 20 launches set to go through PPI including Singapore, Switzerland and French-speaking Switzerland on October 1, Russia and German-speaking Switzerland on October 2 and Taiwan on October 4.
Universal's action remake Death Race, currently on $13.3m, opens in seven including Spain on October 3. Latest figures put Hellboy II: The Golden Army on $64.9m and The Mummy: Tomb Of The Dragon Emperor on $263.3m and a further $19.7m in Japan through Toho-Towa. Wanted has grossed $168.7m as well as $14.7m in Japan through Toho-Towa.
Focus Features' screwball comedy Burn After Reading stands at $6m and opens this weekend in Germany and Austria through Tobis, Russia through Central Partnership and Portugal through Filmes Castelo Lopes.
PPI has UK rights on How To Lose Friends And Alienate People starring UK comedian Simon Pegg which received funding from Film4 and support from the UK Film Council, among others, and opens day-and-date with North America (through MGM) in the UK on October 3. The Keira Knightley period drama The Duchess arrives in Australia on October 2.
Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull remains the year's biggest international film on $466.9m however Warner Bros' The Dark Knight is catching up fast and currently stands at $460.7m. DreamWorks Animations' Kung Fu Panda has amassed $411.6m through PPI and Marvel's Iron Man stands at $250.6m, chiefly through PPI with a solid chunk coming from a handful of Sony Pictures Releasing International (SPRI) territories.
Disney's family film Beverly Hills Chihuahua opens day-and-date with North America through Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International (WDSMPI) in Australia on October 2 followed by Mexico and Colombia on October 3.
WDSMPI launches the period drama Brideshead Revisited in the UK on October 3. Miramax released the film, based on the Evelyn Waugh novel in North America in late summer. The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas - another Miramax title scheduled to launch in North America in November - has amassed $7.5m so far from the UK and Spain.
Latest figures put Wall-E on $217.4m and The Chronicles Of Narnia: Prince Caspian on $277.9m.
Fox International's sci-fi adventure Babylon AD opens in Australia, New Zealand and South Korea on October 2 and stands at $10.9m through Fox and $33.1m through all distributors. Horror title Mirrors has amassed $14.1m and $79.8m through all distributors and launches through Fox in Argentina on October 2 followed by Italy, Mexico and Spain on October 3.
The kidnapping drama Taken opens in Brazil on October 3 and stands at $25.8m through Fox and $54m overall. The X-Files: I Want To Believe opens in its final territory of Venezuela and has grossed $43.4m to date.
SPRI's Adam Sandler comedy You Don't Mess With The Zohan has grossed $93.7m and launches this weekend in Italy and Italian-speaking Switzerland on October 3. The House Bunny is in the early stages of release and arrives in Singapore on October 1 followed by Russia a day later. The thriller Lakeview Terrace starring Samuel L Jackson gets its first overseas trip with a launch in France on October 1.
Latest figures put Hancock on $392.3m, Step Brothers on $18.8m and Pineapple Express on $9.6m.
New Line International's Appaloosa stands at $399,527 and opened in France through Metropolitan on October 1, taking $108,533 in its first day. It will also open in French and Italian-speaking Switzerland through Warner Bros on October 1.
Journey 3D has amassed $80.8m and is on the brink of crossing $100m in North America. Sex And The City has reached $255.9m.
As mentioned previously Warner Bros Pictures International's The Dark Knight has grossed $460.7m, while Get Smart stands at $97.1m and Star Wars: The Clone Wars has reached $30m. The romance Nights In Rodanthe is in the early stages of release and launches across most of Latin America this weekend including Mexico and Brazil on October 3.