Following a stunning run inits first three weekends Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire faces its first major test this weekend.
The Warner Bros release hasamassed more than $330m so far and is expected to build strongly on that with aslew of mighty holdovers.
However with no new majordebuts Harry and chums will come under fire from The Chronicles Of Narnia:The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe,which Buena Vista International (BVI) opens in 14 territories day-and-date withNorth America.
The children's fantasyopened in Germany, Austria, New Zealand and a smattering of small Asian marketson Dec 7.
It opens a day later in theUK, along with Spain, Mexico, Brazil and several smaller territories.
BVI's animated romp ChickenLittle opened in France on Dec 7;still in the early stages of its run, it has amassed more than $43.8m so far.
Meanwhile the thriller Flightplanhas a good shot at passing $100mthis weekend. There are no major debuts for the picture, which currently standsat $95.7m.
Sony Pictures ReleasingInternational's (SPRI) horror-drama The Exorcism Of Emily Rose went out in France on Dec 7 and stands at more than$42.9m through all territories to date.
The family adventure Zathura opens in Japan on Dec 10 and is in the early stagesof its international run.
Fox International's drama InHer Shoes has a smattering of smallopenings this weekend and is lying low until the late-year giants have come andgone. It has grossed $38.3m through all its territories so far.
The Russian fantasy epic Nightwatch, which stands at more than $31.2m through alldistributors, launches in South Korea on Dec 9 and.
Focus Features' crime caper TheIce Harvest gets its first launch inSpain on 151 prints through UIP on Dec 8.
UIP is also releasingParamount Classics/MTV Films' rap drama Hustle & Flow in France on Dec 7, as well as Paramount's comedyremake Bad News Bears inAustralia on Dec 8.