The Dark Knight will have to contend with the first wave of launches for Fox International's The X-Files: I Want To Believe this weekend but should have the muscle to come out on top.

The comic book adaptation could sweep past $100m this weekend through Warner Bros Pictures International (WBPI) as it touches down in several major markets.

Already a record holder in North America, where it reached $200m in an unprecedented five days this week, The Dark Knight has a more leisurely international roll-out.

Excellent reviews and strong world of mouth will drive holdover business and WBPI chiefs expect heavy grosses when it launches in the UK and Italy, Belgium, Holland and Scandinavia.

WBPI's television comedy adaptation Get Smart remains active and has so far amassed $59.3m.

The X-Files: I Want To Believe - the second feature in ten years based on the long running TV series - gets a big push this weekend as it goes out day-and-date with North America in 22 territories.

Highlights are expected to come from Australia, Germany, Russia, Switzerland, Hong Kong and Singapore on July 24, followed by Spain, Brazil and Austria on July 25.

M Night Shyamalan's mystery The Happening has taken $84.1m including India and opens in Japan on July 26, while the Eddie Murphy comedy Meet Dave stands at $9.2m and launches in five including Mexico on July 25.

DreamWorks Animation's hit Kung Fu Panda stands at $284.1m so far and opens in Japan through PPI on July 26.

PPI will launch Gurinder Chadha's latest comedy Angus Thongs in the UK on July 25. Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull has amassed $452.4m and Iron Man stands at $212.7m.

Universal's action thriller Wanted will cross $100m this weekend. The film has grossed $98.5m to date and opens through UPI in Taiwan on July 24 as well as two smaller markets. The comedy Baby Mama opens in the UK on July 25.

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International's Wall-E has reached $56.4m from the early days of release and should boost its tally with launches this weekend in Hong Kong on July 24 and Taiwan two days later.

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian has no new launches this weekend. The fantasy sequel stands at $231.1m and has yet to open in Germany, Austria and Italy. The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe finished on $453.1m.

Sony Pictures Releasing International's Hancock stands at $267m and will open in Japan, Italy and Greece towards the end of the summer. You Don't Mess With The Zohan has grossed $$26.8m.

New Line International's adventure Journey 3D has taken $14.2m so far, while Sex And The City has reach an excellent $230.2m.