Valkyrie held on to the mantle of top Hollywood film overseas thanks to an estimated $18.6m haul from approximately 3,900 screens in 26 markets that boosted the running total through Fox International to $38.9m.

At No. 2 during the weekend was Warner Bros.' The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, which grossed $11.5 million from 2,271 screens in 24 markets, pushing its foreign gross to $37.7 million.

The movie, starring Brad Pitt, leads this year's Academy Awards nominations with 13. It opened at No. 1 in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, and is competing for the top spot in the Netherlands.

The No. 3 title overseas, DreamWorks/Paramount's Revolutionary Road, opened in 25 new markets and rolled up $11 million from 2,928 screens in 44 territories. The international total for the domestic drama stands at $26.2 million. The movie stars reunited stars, Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio, and is nominated for 3 Oscars.

Warner Brother's comedy Yes Man with Jim Carrey is at No. 4 and collected $8.5 million from about 3,500 screens in 56 territories raising its overseas gross to $96.5 million. It is also the first-place premiere in Mexico.

The No. 5 film, Sony's Seven Pounds, starring Will Smith, pushed its overseas total to $72 million thanks to an $8.2 million weekend from 2,905 screens in 33 markets.