International audiences kept The Simpsons Movie at the top of the overseas market for the second consecutive weekend as Fox International's comedy added an estimated $47.3m from 6,600 screens to raise the tally to $187m.

Weekend business was driven by a robust $6.9m number one debut in Mexico on 850 screens and a terrific $1.4m table topping haul in Denmark on 119 screens.

The Springfield posse stayed top in the UK on $8.7m from 516 screens for $49.5m, and also held on to number one in Germany with $5.4m from 985 for $24.9m.

Argentina, Australia and Belgium, among others, also produced table topping holds on $1.5m from 162 screens for $5.1m, $5.3m from 445 for $18.9m, and $750,000 from 139 for $2.9m respectively. The excellent Argentinean result produced the industry's best second weekend gross there.

The Simpsons ranked second in France and Spain behind new release Ratatouille on $3.7m from 716 for $15.3m, and $3.4m from 675 for $17.7m respectively.

Upcoming releases include Taiwan on Aug 11, Russia and Holland on Aug 16, Brazil on Aug 17, South Korea on Aug 23, Italy on Sept 14, Japan on Mar 22 2008, and China.

Die Hard 4.0 is closing in on $200m following a $7m rise that brings the action adventure to $191m from 39 territories.

The film scored a number one $2.2m launch in Brazil on 359 screens and is expected to finish in the mid-$200m range when it has played out in all its territories.

Die Hard 4.0 will open in Australia on Aug 9, Argentina on Aug 16, Spain on Sept 7, Italy on Oct 26, and China.

Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer stands at $111m and glides into action in France and Belgium on Aug 8, South Korea on Aug 9, Spain on Aug 10, Sweden on Aug 17, Japan on Sept 21, and China.

DreamWorks/Paramount's Transformers added $30m from 6,118 venues in 53 territories for a $296m international running total.

Japan and Germany were the two big new markets this weekend, producing a number one $5.3m gross from 616 sites including previews and $5.5m from 748 screens respectively.

The film added $4.7m from 459 screens in the UK for $29.4m, and $3m from 702 venues in France for $10.8m.

Shrek The Third grossed $3.5m from 3,404 sites in 54 territories and stands at $406.8m.

Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix crossed $500m as $25.2m from 9,700 prints in 59 territories raised the tally to $509.7m.

The UK remains the biggest territory on $84.4m following a $3.1m weekend haul, while Germany is second on $52.4m after a $2.8m weekend. Japan and France stand at $43m and $41.6m respectively. China opens on Aug 11.

Ocean's Thirteen added $1.4m from more than 1,300 prints in 53 markets for $162.4m. The film opened in second place in Argentina on $361,300 from 71 prints. Japan opens on Aug 10.

Ratatouille opened number one in nine new territories in a result that was led by a spectacular $11.4m debut in France on 535 screens that after five days has already amassed 85% of Cars' final tally in the territory.

Overall the Pixar film grossed $24.5m this weekend through Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International (WDSMPI) to stand at $83.3m.

Other weekend highlights for Ratatouille included launches in Spain on $3.4m from 265, Hong Kong on $770,000, Belgium on $750,000, Holland on $680,000, Taiwan on $540,000, French-speaking Switzerland on $415,000, and Disney's best ever animated opening in Hungary of $477,000.

In second weekend holds, the film fell only 29% in Japan on $2.1m for $10.3m, and fell a mere 18% in South Korea on $1.3m for $4.8m.

Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World's End is now within $4m of Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone's number three all-time international release mark as it added $1.1m from 2,274 screens for $647m. The worldwide tally stands at $954m.

Universal's comedy sequel Evan Almighty grossed $6.2m from 1,360 sites in 17 territories to raise the early tally through UPI to $12.7m.

A fourth place $2.3m launch in 420 venues in the UK was one of the key elements in the weekend haul, even though fine weather returned to the country for the first time in seven weeks and inevitably dented business.

The film opened in second place in Brazil on $1.1m from 169 venues, and it opened second in Mexico on $1.3m from 364 sites. There are 41 territories to go including Germany on Aug 9, France on Aug 15, Spain on Aug 24, and Australia on Sept 20, all during school holidays.

Knocked Up racked up $1.5m from 464 sites in eight territories for $15.4m, and the comedy has 50 territories to go including Sweden on Aug 17, Germany on Aug 23, and the UK on Aug 24.

I Now Pronounce You Chuck And Larry added $500,000 from 130 venues for an early $1.8m tally. Mr Bean's Holiday stands at $187.6m. The comedy arrives in South Korea on Aug 16 and Japan in January 2008.

Sony Pictures Releasing International's animated title Surf's Up added $835,000 from 295 screens in 11 markets for $7.4m. The thriller Vacancy took $1m from 590 screens in 21 markets for $8m.