Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International's Ratatouille launches in Italy and China and should have little trouble holding on to the number one overseas spot for the third consecutive weekend.

The Pixar film has reached $279.4m to date opens in the final five territories including Italy on Oct 17 and China on Oct 19. Executives expect it to cross $300m by the end of its run.

Disney's family film The Game Plan stands at $2.4m from Mexico alone and will begin to roll out everywhere else in November.

Universal's comedy Knocked Up stands at $58.8m and should enjoy a solid weekend when it goes out in 10 territories through UPI including Argentina and Hong Kong on Oct 18 and Italy on Oct 19. The comedy Hot Fuzz opens in Mexico on Oct 19 and stands at $54.9m.

Paramount releases the fantasy adventure Stardust, currently on $33.5m, in nine territories through PPI including Germany on Oct 18, the UK on Oct 19 and Taiwan on Oct 20.

DreamWorks-Paramount's comedy remake The Heartbreak Kid has grossed $15m from the early stages and opens in four small territories this weekend. The comedy Hot Rod goes out in South Africa on Oct 18, while drama A Mighty Heart opens in Australia on Oct 18 and has grossed $5.8m to date.

Fox International launches the family film The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising in the UK and Mexico on Oct 19 and executives will be looking to build on the early $3.9m international cumulative total.

The vampire romp Daywatch opens in Australia on Oct 18, Michael Clayton opens in the distributor's only territory of Taiwan on Oct 20, and Trade opens in the distributor's sole two territories of Germany and Switzerland on Oct 18.

Summit Entertainment's legal thriller Michael Clayton launches in France, Australia and Mexico this weekend.

Resident Evil: Extinction takes off in South Korea, the Netherlands and Turkey, and the Sony Pictures Releasing International territories of Poland, South Africa, Croatia, Slovenia, Bulgaria, and Estonia. The musical Once opens in the UK on Oct 18.

Latest figures from Warner Bros Pictures International put The Brave One on $20.6m, Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix on $645.2m, License To Wed on $26.3m, and No Reservations on $45m.

The big performer for the distributor last weekend was Spanish supernatural drama The Orphanage and the film is expected to build well on its huge launch through Warner Bros Spain.

Focus Features International's espionage tale Lust, Caution had its first European release in Germany on Oct 18 through Tobis and in German-speaking Switzerland through Ascot Elite.

The London-set gangster thriller Eastern Promises opens in Norway on Friday through Svensk. Its total international gross to date is $4.5m.