The Dark Knight will soar past $300m this weekend as it bids to reclaim the overseas crown from The Mummy: Tomb Of The Dragon Emperor - however the force may be with an entirely new release.

Warner Bros Pictures International's crime epic The Dark Knight stands at $285.9m and executives have high hopes as it ventures into France on August 13, followed by Russia a day later and Spain on August 15.

Universal's Tomb Of The Dragon Emperor has amassed $160.1m and will surge towards $200m with six launches through UPI headed by German-speaking Switzerland on August 14.

However both releases will face stiff competition from LucasFilm's animated adventure Star Wars: The Clone Wars, which is being handled across the world by Warner Bros and opens day-and-date with North America in 22 territories, among them Australia and Germany on August 14, followed a day later by the UK, Mexico, Brazil and Scandinavia.

Universal's Mamma Mia! will dance its way towards $200m with two new territories including Spain on August 13 and has reached $186.4m. Hellboy II: The Golden Army has grossed $24.7m from the early stages of its run and opens in Hong Kong on August 14. Wild Child opens in the UK on August 15 while The Strangers opens in Australia on August 14.

Warner Bros' comedy caper Get Smart has amassed $74.9m and opened in
Holland on August 14.

Sony Pictures Releasing International (SPRI) opens comedy You Don't Mess With The Zohan in Germany on August 14 and the UK, Brazil, and Austria on August 15. It stands at $29.6m. Hancock has amassed $335.2m and Made Of Honor stands at $55.5m.

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International's The Chronicles Of Narnia: Prince Caspian stands at $256m and opens in Italy on August 15. Wall-E has grossed $131.8m so far and launches in five smaller markets this weekend.

Fox International's comedy Meet Dave has grossed $20.1m and opens in France on August 13, followed by Singapore on August 14 and Taiwan on August 16.

Horror release Mirrors goes out day-and-date with North America in 11 smaller markets, while the kidnap thriller Taken launches in Australia and Italy on August 14 and has taken $1.9m from Fox territories and $29.3m through all distributors, including a $14m haul from South Korea earlier in the year.

The romantic comedy What Happens In Vegas will open in Japan on August 16 and stands at $132m and the sci-fi mystery The X-Files: I Want To Believe has grossed $32.6m and opens in four including South Korea and Argentina on August 14.

DreamWorks' action comedy Tropic Thunder opens day-and-date with North America in Russia through PPI on August 14.

Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull has amassed $463.6m, while Kung Fu Panda has grossed $355.9m and Iron Man stands at and $213.9m.

New Line International's adventure Journey To The Centre Of The Earth has taken $38.2m and arrives in three territories this weekend including Hong Kong. Sex And The City has grossed $238.1m.