Night At The Museum will push Fox International stablemate Eragon all the way for the overseas crown this weekend whenit launches in a raft of major territories.
The comedy is set to open in the UK on Dec 29 on 745 screens, Australia on Dec26 on 365, Germany on Dec 28 on 894, Russia on Dec 28 on 456, Switzerland onDec 28 on 100, Taiwan on Dec 30 on 120, and Austria on Dec 29 on 90.
As reported here earlier in the week, the film opened in Mexico on Dec 25 andrecorded Fox's third biggest opening day ever with $1.6m behind X-Men and Ice Age 2. The film has grossed more than $6.3m.
Eragon has taken more than $64mand was set to fly out in Brazil on Dec 25 followed by Poland a day later.Latest figures put Borat, whichopens in Singapore on Dec 28, on more than $111m.
Romantic comedy The Holiday goesout through Universal/UIP in Australia on Dec 26 and France on Dec 27 andstands at more than $49.1m.
Paramount Vantage's drama Babelstands at $6.2m and opens in Australia on Dec 26 followed by Spain on Dec 29.
Family film Charlotte's Web hastaken $5.9m for Paramount so far and opens in Mexico and South Africa on Dec29, and Russia on Jan 1 2007.
The scope and composition of UIP will change forever next week when 2007arrives and Paramount and Universal take over distribution operations in manykey territories.
Sony Pictures Releasing International opens Casino Royale in Bolivia this weekend and the record breaking 007saga has taken $319.4m to date.
Warner Bros Pictures International's (WBPI) crime drama The Departed has grossed$113m through all distributors; Flags Of Our Fathers has amassed $23m; Happy Feet opens in Australia on Dec 28 and stands at $88m includingRoadshow territories; and The Prestigehas taken $29m.
Buena Vista International has a very quiet weekend and opens thethriller Deja Vu in Germany onDec 27.