The crime epic currently stands at $346.5m and can expect fierce challenge from Universal's Hellboy II: The Golden Army on $25.7m, which is set to open in eight territories through UPI including the UK, a major battleground this weekend, on August 22.
Universal's The Mummy: Tomb Of The Dragon Emperor has reached $196.7m and will soar past $200m this weekend; it opens in Switzerland this weekend. In fact it looks to become another lucrative weekend overall for Universal with The Incredible Hulk set to land in China on August 20 (the film has grossed $90.9m through Universal territories) and the action remake Death Race opening day-and-date with North America in four territories including Singapore on August 21.
Universal's musical adaptation Mamma Mia! has grossed $217.5m and launches in three including Argentina on August 21 and Taiwan on August 23, while the action title Wanted on $127.5m opens in Brazil on August 22, comedy Baby Mama opens in Australia and New Zealand on August 21, and comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshall on $38.6m opens in four including Italy on August 22.
WBPI's Star Wars: The Clone Wars has reached $10m and opens in Japan on August 23, while the comedy Get Smart has grossed $78.2m and opens in the UK on August 22 and local production La Fille De Monaco opens in France on August 20.
Hellboy II and Get Smart will face stiff competition in the UK from Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International's (WDSMPI) College Road Trip. WDSMPI holds rights to the teen drama Step Up 2 The Streets in Spain and opens it there on August 22. Wall-E has amassed $152.6m, while action fantasy sequel The Chronicles Of Narnia: Prince Caspian has grossed $264.9m.
Sony Pictures Releasing International's comedy You Don't Mess With The Zohan opens in seven territories including Spain on August 22 and has grossed more than $40.9m. David Mamet's martial arts drama Redbelt opens in South Korea this weekend. Latest figures put Hancock on $339.3m, Made Of Honor on $56.3m and Pineapple Express, still in its early days, on $2.3m.
Fox International's comedy Meet Dave launches in six territories including Italy on August 22 and stands at $24.1m. The horror tale Mirrors arrives in three including Russia on August 21, while kidnap drama Taken will look to boost its $34.2m overall tally when it lands in Mexico on August 22. The X-Files: I want To Believe, currently on $38m, opens in eight smaller markets.
DreamWorks' action comedy Tropic Thunder opens in five territories through PPI including Australia on August 21 and has grossed $3.9m so far. Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull has amassed $465.4m