Night At The Museum returned to the top of the international box office ranking this weekend.

The sturdy Ben Stiller comedy grossed an estimated $13.7m from 4,800 screens in 43 markets, bringing its running international total to an impressive $230.8m.

It opened at number one in France with an estimated $4.3m from 676 screens; and it held onto the top spot for a second weekend in Italy, where the gross was down a modest 30% to $3.6m from 537 screens (for a running territory total of $10.1m).

Blood Diamond, from Warner Bros Pictures International (WBPI), moved up to second spot in the ranking with an estimated $12.3m from 3,800 screens in 58 markets, for an international total of $63.4m.

The Leonardo DiCaprio drama opened top in Spain with $2.2m from 350 prints and third in Mexico with $958,000, also from 350 prints.

It brought in an estimated $1.7m from 459 prints in France, a drop of only 35% from opening weekend; $1.5m from 322 situations in the UK, a drop of 34% from the film's second weekend; $905,000 from 503 prints from a third weekend in Germany, only 31% down; and $724,000 from 210 prints in Italy, a drop of 44% from the second weekend.

Last weekend's international leader, The Pursuit of Happyness, from Sony Pictures Releasing International (SPRI), opened in a string of smaller territories and grossed $11.6m from 2,880 screens in 43 markets, bringing its international total to $89.7m.

In Japan, the Will Smith drama fell just 24% in its third weekend to $1.9m from 272 screens; in France, it was off 35% in its second weekend to $1.5m from 327 screens; in Spain it fell 41% in its second weekend to $1.5M from 288 screens; in Mexico it dropped 23% in its second weekend to $1m from 303 screens; and in Germany it fell 33% in its fourth frame to $1m from 514 screens.

Fox International's MGM sequel Rocky Balboa opened well in two major territories and grossed $7.1m from 2,500 screens in 27 markets, bringing its running international total (excluding results from Scandinavia) to $55.6m.

The Sylvester Stallone boxing tale opened top in Germany with $3.4m from 552 screens. And it debuted with $775,000 from 168 screens in Brazil. Fox said that with previews included the film would be number one in the country.

Paramount/PPI's Charlotte's Web opened in several major markets and grossed an estimated $6.3m from 2,171 locations across 40 territories, bringing its international total to $32.4m.

In the UK, the children's film debuted at number two with $3.5m from 488 screens. In Korea, it opened with $855,000 from 146 locations. And in France, it took $847,000 from 350 screens.

WBPI's Music & Lyrics opened in the UK a week ahead of its domestic launch and was expected to take the territory's top spot with an estimated $3.8m, an opening on a par, said WBPI, with Miss Congeniality and The Wedding Crashers.

Fox International's Epic Movie took an estimated $3.6m from 600 screens in nine markets, for a $9m international total. The spoof opened at number three in the UK with $2.7m from 327 screens.

Universal/UPI's The Holiday grossed an estimated $3.5m from 1,308 dates in 40 territories, raising its international total to $120.4m.

The romantic comedy opened top in Taiwan with a gross of $295,000 from 51 dates. It opened at number three in Italy, with $2m from 288 dates.

Paramount/PPI's multiple Oscar nominee Dreamgirls grossed an estimated $2.9m from 1,037 screens across 16 territories, bringing its international total to $14.0m. The largest contribution - $1.1m from 268 screens - came from the UK.

Completing the international top ten, Buena Vista International's (BVI) German acquisition Wild Bunch 4 took $2.9m from 878 cinemas in three territories, for a $9.4m running total. In a second weekend in its home territory the comedy sequel took $2.4m from 740 locations.

Just outside the top ten, SPRI's Casino Royale took $2.8m from 1,305 screen in 33 markets, pushing its international total to $420.9m; Paramount/PPI's Babel grossed an estimated $1.9m from 742 screens across 14 territories, for a $32.4m total; and Lionsgate's Saw III brought in an estimated $1.9m from 38 territories, for a $73.4m total.

BVI's The Guardian opened in Japan, its last market, and grossed $1.6m over two days from 175 screens. Just starting its rollout, Fox International's Notes On A Scandal took $1.6m from 300 screens, almost all of it from a strong second week in the UK.

WBPI's Happy Feet danced its way to an estimated $1.4m from over 2,200 prints in 50 markets, for a total of $168.3m.

The distributor's The Departed grossed an estimated $1.2m from approximately 980 prints in 31 markets (including estimated results for non-WBPI markets), for a total to of $144.8m.

And Warner's Letters From Iwo Jima dropped only 14% in its tenth week in Japan, with an estimated $406,000 from 295 prints. The film's total for the territory is now an impressive $41.1m.

Apocalypto pulled in another $1.2m from 700 screens in the eight territories where it is being handled by Fox International. The same studio's The Last King Of Scotland took $1.1m from 514 screens in 26 territories, opening with $67,000 in Mexico.

BVI's Deja Vu became star Denzel Washington's first $100m international grosser by taking another $1.1m from 1,287 theatres in 26 markets for a total of $102.5m. The film has yet to open in China and Japan.

Universal/UPI's Smokin' Aces grossed $1m from 610 dates in 8 territories and raised its international total to $10.8m. The film opened in Australia with $470,000 from 140 dates.