Foreign sensation "Mamma Mia!" stayed unstoppable at international multiplexes, racking up its fifth consecutive weekend victory with $14.1 million at 4,406 play dates in 47 markets.
The tuner's taken in a dazzling $377.2 million and kept overall biz healthy during the early fall -- a period when moviegoing tends to soften as studios opt for a combo of summer holdovers and smallish rollouts of new pics.
For example, the frame saw domestic winner "Beverly Hills Chihuahua" put the bite on respectable foreign grosses with $4.8 million at only 810 in five territories for a decent per-location average of $5,926 -- best among major launches and mostly from $2.4 million in Australia and $1.8 million in Mexico. Paramount's comedy "How to Lose Friends & Alienate People," with local fave Simon Pegg toplining, opened day and date in the U.K. in first with a moderate $2.1 million at 449.