Sony Pictures Releasing International (SPRI) will be looking to dominate the overseas arena with Ghost Rider for the fourth consecutive weekend.

However with no new releases planned for major territories and a concerted push for the Eddie Murphy comedy Norbit through Paramount/PPI, Ghost Rider will struggle to hold on to its crown.

The Marvel Comics adaptation rides out in a couple of small markets including Hong Kong on Mar 8 on 41 screens and has amassed $63.6m including France.

Drama The Pursuit Of Happyness opens in five small markets and has grossed $127.1m including Italy to date.

SPRI also launches its own Spanish-language production Ninas Mal (Charm School) in Mexico on Mar 9 on 350 screens.

Paramount/PPI executives will be looking to boost Norbit's early $9.9m international running total when they release the comedy in 15 territories this weekend.

Strong results are expected when it launches in Germany, Russia and Switzerland on Mar 8, followed by Brazil and the UK on Mar 9.

Meanwhile the family title Charlotte's Web has grossed $56.2m and opens in three territories including Italy on Mar 9.

Fox International has a mixed bag of releases this weekend, with the drama Notes On A Scandal, currently on $18.8m, set to open in five territories including Russia and Argentina on Mar 8.

The Viking adventure Pathfinder will be storming the beaches in Germany on Mar 8 and has taken $5.5m from the early stages of its run.

Comedy Epic Movie opens in Spain on Mar 9 and stands at $18m, while Borat has two small launches and has grossed $126.4m.

Drama The Last King Of Scotland arrives in Japan on Mar 10 and stands at $19.6m, while Fox International opens the thriller Hannibal Rising in its only territory of Taiwan on Mar 10.

Family title Night At The Museum has grossed $281m, while drama Rocky Balboa opens in Poland on Mar 9 and has impressed with its $71.5m international tally.

Mayan adventure Apocalypto stands at $13.3m through Fox International and approximately $60.1m through all distributors.

Universal/UPI's crime caper Smokin' Aces has taken $14.8m so far and opens in South Korea on Mar 8. The hit UK comedy Hot Fuzz stands at $32.1m.

Warner Bros Pictures International's (WBPI) romantic comedy Music And Lyrics opens in Mexico on Mar 9 and stands at $32.1m including Roadshow territories.

Latest figures put the adventure Blood Diamond on $94.8m, while quadruple Oscar winner The Departed has taken $151.5m including non-WBPI territories.

Wartime drama Flags Of Our Fathers has taken $32m while its companion title Letters From Iwo Jima stands at $50.6m. Happy Feet, recently voted the best animated feature at the Academy Awards, has grossed $172.1m including Roadshow territories.

Buena Vista International (BVI) is gearing up for the wide roll-out of the number one domestic film Wild Hogs, and launches the comedy in its first overseas markets of Australia and New Zealand on Mar 8.

The Jane Austen early-years biopic Becoming Jane starring Anne Hathaway opens in the UK on Mar 9.