Paramount Pictures International (PPI) is looking to dominate the international arena this weekend, opening DreamWorks's action comedy Tropic Thunder in ten territories including Germany and Switzerland on September 18, followed a day later by the UK and Austria. The film stands at $20.9m and will get a major boost this weekend.

PPI is also opening comedy Angus Thongs in Australia and New Zealand on September 18 and The Love Guru, currently on $6.3m, in France on September 17.

PPI will be up against the might of Universal's smash musical adaptation Mamma Mia! which is still going strong. The stage adaptation has grossed $318.5m and opens in three smaller territories through UPI including Singapore on September 18. Remarkably there are still 15 territories to go heading into the weekend, including Italy on October 3 and Japan on January 30 2009.

The Mummy: Tomb Of The Dragon Emperor has amassed $252.2m through UPI and a further $7.8m through UPI's partner Toho-Towa in Japan. The two final markets are Italy on September 26 and Greece on October 9.

Meanwhile the comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshall on $39.7m arrives in Mexico on September 19. Teen romance Wild Child opens in Australia on September 18 and thriller The Strangers opens in Spain a day later.

Wall-E could cross $200m this weekend with launches through Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International in Australia and New Zealand on September 18 and Greece on September 19. The film has taken $192m to date. The Chronicles Of Narnia: Prince Caspian stands at $277m.

The Dark Knight will continue to bear down on the 2008 international crown this weekend as it seeks to become the biggest overseas release of the year-to-date.

The Warner Bros Pictures International release has grossed $451.6m and while there are no new releases it is aiming to overtake Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull's $466.8m mark within several weeks.

Get Smart has amassed $94.9m and can expect decent holdovers led by the second weekend in France. The comedy will open in Japan on October 11. Star Wars: The Clone Wars stands at $28.1m, while Guy Ritchie's gangster tale RocknRolla enters its third weekend in the UK where it has grossed $6.7m.

WBPI holds limited rights to Woody Allen's Vicky Cristina Barcelona and can expect a homecoming of sorts when the romantic comedy arrives in Spain on September 19.

Sony Pictures Releasing International's You Don't Mess With The Zohan has taken $85.2m and opens in Argentina and Hong Kong on September 18 followed by India a day later.

Two more Sony comedies are in play. Step Brothers, on $11.8m, opens in five including Australia and New Zealand on September 18 and Pineapple Express has grossed $6.1m to date. Hancock stands at $375.9m and opens in Greece this weekend.

Fox International launches Babylon AD in Brazil on September 19; the sci-fi action title has grossed $7.6m through Fox and $24.3m industry-wide.

Meet Dave has taken $32.6m through Fox and $34.7m through all distributors and opens in Spain on September 19. Mirrors launches in five territories including South Korea and Singapore on September 18 and stands at $9.1m.

The Rocker touches down in Italy and Mexico on September 19 while Taken opens in Russia and Argentina on the same day and stands at $18.9m through Fox and $47.2m industry-wide.