Shrek The Third continues to hold the top spot despite the release of two highly anticipated action films - Transformers and Die Hard 4.0.

The green ogre was up 5% - largely led by an impressive $33.5m opening in the UK - and generated $60.9m over the three-day period. Transformers opened in 10 territories this weekend, giving the robots a $36.2m take, while John McClane was back with a vengeance in Die Hard 4.0, which grossed $30.9m from 35 territories.

Animated rat adventure Ratatouille opened strongly, taking $5.8m from nine territories and new Bollywood product Apne and Aap Ka Surroor had solid openings, with $1.8m and $1.5m respectively. Hostel: Part II was up 43% due to a $1.3m UK opening, while 28 Weeks Later re-entered the chart after taking $1.04m in its first weekend in Spain.

Analysis: International box-office Weekend June 29-July 1
week)Film (origin)gross $ScrsCume $Terr
1(1)Shrek The Third (US)$60,981,5295,810$261,998,70241
2(New)Transformers (US)$36,253,9612,133$36,253,96110
3(New)Die Hard 4.0 (US)$30,962,6723,596$30,962,67235
4(2)Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer (US)$15,421,5895,332$81,335,93044
5(3)Ocean's Thirteen (US)$14,348,6775,113$123,742,09948
6(4)Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World's End (US)$14,023,0005,775$608,893,000104
7(New)Ratatouille (US)$5,828,0001,398$5,828,0009
8(13)Hostel: Part II (US)$2,297,1441,179$8,284,97117
9(New)Apne (Ind)$1,879,623623$1,879,62316
10(New)Persepolis (Fr-US)$1,842,619209$1,842,6192
11(New)Aap Ka Surroor (Ind)$1,552,746517$1,549,73515
12(5)Black House (S Kor)$1,536,971295$6,723,0641
13(*)28 Weeks Later (US-UK)$1,453,948388$22,153,9693
14(10)Maiko Haaaan!!! (Jap)$1,437,489287$9,377,5201
15(7)Blades Of Glory (US)$1,293,110309$22,039,89112
16(6)Zodiac (US)$1,290,6231,377$44,292,11338
17(8)Jhoom Barabar Jhoom (Ind)$954,632422$9,479,26913
18(New)Roman De Gare (Fr)$950,404282$950,4042
19(12)Fracture (US)$870,723818$34,831,94315
20(17)Conversations With My Gardener (Fr)$853,888538$7,184,2072
21(18)The Haunted Samurai (Jap)$786,320284$3,037,7981
22(11)Spider-Man 3 (US)$783,8251,269$548,821,86648
23(9)Evan Almighty (US)$668,694394$3,316,3483
24(New)The Secret Of The Magic Gourd (Chi-US)$673,000270$673,0001
25(New)Cafe Solo O Con Ellas (Sp)$655,819293$655,8191
26(New)Cherche Fiance Tout Frais Payes (Fr)$653,855173$653,8551
27(15)Death Proof (US)$641,764581$11,856,89717
28(25)Bridge To Terabithia (US)$640,524481$44,135,5398
29(New)Hooked On You (HK)$613,723117$613,7232
30(24)Wild Hogs (US)$562,000781$83,316,00026
31(19)300 (US)$559,521317$244,418,3654
32(22)Sivaji (Ind)$549,736288$4,769,14411
33(20)The Hills Have Eyes 2 (US)$516,458283$15,574,6906
34(29)La Vie En Rose (Fr-UK-Czech)$499,047257$59,078,99414
35(23)Steak (Can-Fr)$439,077406$1,995,1492
36(14)Captivity (US)$427,653446$3,853,5683
37(31)Irina Palm (Bel-Lux-UK-Ger-Fr)$413,631219$3,392,9605
38(27)Vacancy (US)$405,337279$4,267,0694
39(New)The Longest Night In Shanghai (Ch-Jap)$393,000150$393,0001
40(26)Next (US-UK)$386,809159$25,048,66514
*Re-entry. (c) Screen International, compiled by Leonard Klady