The weekend looks to be a slow one as the distributors churn through the remnants of summer and prepare their autumn line-ups.

Universal/UPI's The Bourne Ultimatum has led the way for the last few weekends and may stay top in the absence of any obvious strong challenge.

The biggest threat - on paper at least - may come from stablemate I Now Pronounce You Chuck And Larry, which has already taken $28.3m overseas and nearly $120m in the US.

However comedies can be fickle travellers and UPI top brass will look to the names of Adam Sandler and Jessica Biel to resonate among international crowds as the film opens in 10 territories including Germany on Sept 27 and Mexico the following day.

Evan Almighty has proved a difficult sell everywhere despite its high concept and famous predecessor and stands at $58.3m. It opens in three including Italy on Sept 28.

Paramount/PPI's fantasy adventure Stardust is on $20.3m and launches in eight including Hong Kong on Sept 26, and Switzerland and German-speaking Switzerland on Sept 27.

Meanwhile the comedy Hot Rod, which flopped in the US, revs up for a Sept 28 launch in the UK.

Fox International opens the action sequel 28 Weeks Later in Italy on Sept 28 and executives will look to build on the $31.7m cumulative tally.

Latest figures put The Simpsons Movie on $333.5m, Die Hard 4.0 on $236.3m, Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer on $146.9m through all distributors, and Waitress on $1.4m.

Sony Pictures Releasing International (SPRI) opens Superbad in a handful of territories this weekend including Russia on Sept 27 on 300 prints. The comedy has grossed $11.3m from eight markets so far.

The musical Across The Universe recently received its world premiere at Toronto and gets its first overseas release in the UK on Sept 28 on 75 prints.

SPRI's zombie action saga Resident Evil: Extinction has grossed $2.9m from last weekend's launch in Mexico and has no new openings this week. The animated film Surf's Up stands at $47.3m.

Ratatouille opens in Greece on Sept 27 followed by Norway a day later through Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International (WDSMPI) and stands at $217.9m with the UK among a cluster of major markets yet to open. Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World's End stands at $651.2m.

WDSMPI opens Lust, Caution in Malaysia on Sept 27 and if this week's launches in Taiwan and Hong Kong are anything to go by then executives will be very pleased with themselves by the end of the weekend.

Ang Lee's erotic Golden Lion winner broke records when it launched in Hong Kong through Edko on $474,000 and Taiwan through WDSMPI on $1.07m (see earlier story on WDSMPI holds a multitude of Asian rights to the espionage thriller.

Warner Bros Pictures International (WBPI) opens the romantic comedy No Reservations in Japan on Sept 29 and the film has grossed $30.7m.

Latest tallies put Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix at $642.1m, License To Wed at $24.7m, Ocean's Thirteen at 193.2m, and Zodiac at $51.3m.