Sony Pictures Releasing International's Quantum Of Solace remained the number one overseas title as an estimated $40.6m from 10,400 screens in 72 markets raised the running total to $309m.

Combined with the $109m running total in North America the James Bond saga stands at $418m worldwide. Key international drivers were number one launches in Australia on $7.9m from 476 screens and Spain on $5.1m from 509, which were 44% and 36% bigger than Casino Royale, respectively.

The action film launched in South Africa on $555,000 from 93 and $260,000 from 30 in Peru, exceeding their predecessor by 28% and 83%, respectively.

In the fourth weekend Quantum Of Solace added $4.6m from 1,077 in the UK for $71.4m and $1.6m from 700 in France for $28.8m. Third weekend business produced $4.3m in Germany from 1,117 for $32.3m, $1.3m in China from 700 for $18.7m, $1.1m in South Korea from 422 for $9.5m and $1m from 172 in Switzerland, where it is now the biggest grossing release of 2008 on $8.1m.

Warner Bros Pictures International's terrorism thriller Body Of Lies grossed $10m from 2,900 screens in 34 markets for $32.1m, led by a $1.7m Italian launch in third place on 372 screens, a $1.4m number two launch in the UK in 393 sites and a $1.3m number two launch in Germany on 427 prints.

Nights In Rodanthe added $1.3m from 1,288 screens in 37 markets for $30.4m.

DreamWorks Animation's Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa grossed $9m through PPI from 1,233 sites in 12 territories for a $59m international running total. The film opened top in the Netherlands on $1.5m from 185 sites including previews of $421,000, top in Sweden on $1.3m from 108 including $272,000 in previews, top in Norway on $1.3m from 100 including $587,000 in previews and top in Denmark on $775,000 from 84 including $105,000 in previews.

Elsewhere, the largest contribution came from Russia, where the film grossed $1.3m from 354 sites for an exceptional $41m running total.

The action comedy Tropic Thunder grossed $815,000 from 505 venues in 58 territories for $75m. The most significant contribution came from the launch in Japan, which generated $600,000 from 160 locations.

Twilight complemented its sensational North American launch with an excellent $8.1m haul through Summit International from 1,282 sites in Italy, Mexico, Sweden, Russia and Italian-speaking Switzerland. The vampire romance opened top in Italy on $4.4m from 601 prints and top in Mexico on $2.7m from 382 sites.

The action thriller Max Payne added $4.4m from 2,136 screens in 27 territories through Fox International to stand at $36.5m. The film launched in second place in Germany on $1.3m from 400 and opened in fourth place in South Korea on $647,138 from 142.

Elsewhere Max Payne scored third place debuts in Brazil and Austria on $400,685 from 107 and $195,551 from 49, respectively. The drama Choke opened in the UK on $95,119 from 46. Latest figures put The X-Files: I Want To Believe on $46.7m, Babylon AD on $17.6m through four Fox International markets following a $219,192 launch in China on 207, and Mirrors on $37.5m.

Universal's Changeling added $3m from 699 sites in four for an early $8.6m international running total through UPI and opens in the UK on November 28. Burn After Reading added $1.7m from 1,190 in 22 for $71m, Hellboy II: The Golden Army raised its tally by $1.3m from 930 in 14 to $81.1m and took $1.2m from 400 in second place in its opening weekend in China. Japan is the final territory to go on January 9.

Mamma Mia! stands at $422.7m including $130.4m (£68.1m) in the UK. Once again, the final release will take place in Japan, on January 30.

Mandate International's Saw V added $2.1m from 1,900 screens in 34 for $33m.