Pirates Of The Caribbean looks set to continue its international dominance this upcoming weekend with releases in the key territories of Germany, Italy and Korea.
Buena Vista International's family adventure has been a late summer arrival outside the US and has wasted little time in making waves.
Pirates boosted its international running total to $146.1m after last weekend's $21.8m haul and should have little trouble passing $200m in the coming weeks as it is still active in all its territories.
The film was due to open in Germany on Sept 2 and should do well there, given the current climate for adventure films with supernatural undertones. Tomb Raider 2 opened top through Concorde several weeks ago on $3.5m in 802 sites.
Italy has been kind to action films this year and now that the local industry is emerging from its traditional slow period in August Pirates may well prosper when it opens on Sept 5.
Korea also opens on Sept 5 and the only potential hiccough here is the same-day bow of Universal's action sequel 2 Fast 2 Furious, which goes out through UIP and may split audiences.
Other bows include Austria, Poland and Portugal on Sept 5 and Taiwan on Sept 6.
BVI released the comedy Bruce Almighty in France on Sept 3. The last comparable vehicle starring Jim Carrey was Me, Myself And Irene, which grossed just over $2.7m in its first 10 days there in June 2000.
As another rough guide, Johnny English opened number one on $2.5m in 557 venues in late July.
Bruce Almighty has a running total of $177.4m and will also open in Turkey on Sept 5. BVI does not release advance information on print counts.
Universal's 2 Fast 2 Furious is expected to pass $100m this weekend and will be relying on strong holdovers and a good opening in Korea on Sept 5. Its cumulative score is $96.3m.
American Pie: The Wedding will open in Mexico on Sept 5. American Pie opened in third place in November 1999 on $871,08 in 200 theatres, through Nuvision. The comedy sequel's current cumulative score is $47.9m.
After crossing the $100m last weekend The Hulk, which now has a $101.6m running total, has no major openings.
Columbia TriStar Film Distributors International (CTFDI) will open Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle in its final market of Russia on Sept 5 on 186 prints. The film has an international running total of $147.9m.
CTFDI will also open Daddy Day Care in Spain on Sept 5 on 301 prints. The comedy has a $38.4m total to date.
Anger Mangement will open in Brazil, its final market, on Sept 5 on 180 prints and the comedy has grossed $57.1m to date.
Fox International will roll out the action-adventure The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen in its first major market of Spain on Sept 5 on 376 prints.
The action-adventure is in the early stages of its international release and to date has grossed $9.6m. It also opens in Hong Kong on Sept 4 on 31 prints.
28 Days Later, currently on $29.5m, will open in Australia on Sept 4 on 150 prints.