Fox International launches Dragonball Evolution in nine territories in Asia this weekend ahead of the April 8 North American opening. The film, directed by James Wong and produced by Stephen Chow, features Justin Chatwin, Emmy Rossum and Chow Yun-Fat and is based on the classic manga series.

Its openings include South Korea, Hong Kong and Singapore on March 12, Japan and Taiwan on March 13 and China on March 14.

It's also a big weekend for Fox in Europe, as US smash Marley & Me opens in nine including Russia on March 12 and the UK on March13.

Bride Wars has grossed $52.3m, Australia stands at $155.3m andValkyrie currently stands at $99.7mthrough all distributors, $86.4m of which comes through Fox.

Paramount Pictures International will be looking for the superhero saga Watchmen to hold on to its number one international berth and swoop past the $50m mark this weekend.

The picture had reached $34.6m last night and launches in eight further territories this weekend, with highlights expected to come from Hong Kong and Greece on March 12 and Sweden a day later.

Elsewhere the horror remake Friday The 13th, which stands at $19.9m, opens in six territories including Australia and South Korea on March 12, South Africa on March 13 and Taiwan a day later.

The comedy Ghost Town opens in France on March 11 and Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa gets a chance to boost its $402.5m international running total when the animated romp lands in Japan on March 14.

Warner Bros Pictures International's Gran Torino is shaping up to become one of Clint Eastwood's highest achievers overseas. The drama should soar past $40m this weekend through solid holdover business and is expected to be a robust opening weekend in Italy.

The fantasy-tinged drama The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button should take another stride towards the $200m mark this weekend - it currently stands at $191.3m - while the Jim Carrey comedy Yes Man stands at $127.8m.

Universal/UPI's horror tale The Unborn on $15.4m launches in 15 territories this weekend including France, Switzerland and French-speaking Switzerland on March 11, followed by Germany, German-speaking Switzerland and New Zealand on March 12, and Mexico, Austria and Denmark on March 13. Animated picture The Tale Of Despereaux has grossed $31.5m and arrives in Singapore on March 12.

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International's romantic comedy Confessions Of A Shopaholic, which has reached $25.3m, opens in Australia, New Zealand, Germany and Holland on March 12 followed by South Africa on March 13.

Disney's live-action reboot Race To Witch Mountain starring Dwayne Johnson and AnnaSophia Robb opens day-and-date with North America in Singapore, Malaysia and The Philippines. Latest figures put Bedtime Stories on $97.1m and Bolt on $174m.

Sony Pictures Releasing International's The Pink Panther 2 on $27.5m opens in Germany on March 12, while Underworld: Rise Of The Lycans has reached $32m and arrives in New Zealand on March 12, followed by Spain on March 13 and Japan a day later.

Comedy Paul Blart: Mall Cop ventures into Mexico and South Africa on March 13. Thriller The International has grossed $14.6m and the Will Smith drama Seven Pounds stands at $94.8m.

New Line International's romantic comedy He's Just Not That Into You stands at $47.4m.