Buena Vista International's (BVI) worldwide hit Finding Nemo is expected to pass $300m any day now and should use the upcoming weekend to consolidate its ballooning box office gross.
By Dec 10 it had grossed $291.2m at the international box office and executives believe it will finish on more than $400m.
BVI opens Scary Movie 3 in Australia on Dec 11. The spoof horror sequel should do well considering Scary Movie 2 opened top there in October 2001 on $767,021 from 250 theatres.
Freaky Friday opens in Germany and Austria on Dec 11 and has grossed $12.5m at the international box office to date. Brother Bear opens in Brazil on Dec12 and has taken $2.8m so far from its early run.
Fox International opens the Farrelly Brothers' Stuck On You in Mexico on 350 prints on Dec 12, a day-and-date release with the US that may be an attempt to thwart piracy although executives at the distributor weren't saying.
By way of comparison when Dumber And Dumberer opened in Mexico on Aug 29 it ranked 10th on $176,751 from 80 theatres. That film was written by the Farrellys and directed by Tory Miller.
In America opens in Germany on 61 prints on Dec 11 and Japan on 80 on Dec 13. The acclaimed drama is still in the very early stages of release and has grossed $3.5m to date.
Elsewhere, the distributor releases Runaway Jury in Argentina on 40 on Dec 11 and pick-up Elf in Taiwan on 20 on Dec 13.
Thirteen went out on 65 in France on Dec 10, while Le Divorce opens in Brazil on 15 on Dec 12. The farce has not performed strongly on its travels so far, grossing $3m.
Columbia TriStar Film Distributors International (CTFDI) opens S.W.A.T. in Russia on Dec 11. The police thriller had a $54.5m international running total as of Dec 8.
Paramount opens Beyond Borders through UIP in Mexico on Dec 12 and also The Fighting Temptations in the UK on the same day. When the Cuba Gooding Jr comedy Boat Trip opened in the UK in Oct 2002 it placed sixth on $665,423 from 256 theatres.