Warner Bros Pictures International opens the Bollywood kung-fu comedy Chandni Chowk To China day-and-date with North America in more than 35 markets on January 16 as part of a 40-territory release.

Chandni Chowk To China will open on more than 125 screens in the US and Canada, making it the biggest Bollywood release in North American history. It will open also in the UK, India, Australia and Germany on January 16.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button arrives in five territories including Mexico and Brazil on January 16. The drama is in the early stages of release and has grossed more than $9.5m so far.

The comedy Yes Man currently on $53.4m lands in 14 territories including Russia on January 15. Thriller Body Of Lies stands at $73.9m while romance Nights In Rodanthe has ended its run on $42m.

The Will Smith drama Seven Pounds gets another push from Sony Pictures Releasing International this weekend when the drama opens in 14 territories as executives look to boost the early $18.7m running total.

Highlights are expected to come from wide releases in France on January 14, Russia on January 15 and the UK and Spain on January 16. Quantum Of Solace has grossed $383.8m and stands a good chance of crossing $400m after it opens in Japan on January 24.

Fox International's comedy Bride Wars with Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway arrives in 13 territories this weekend when executives expect to boost the early $3.3m running total. Among the key releases are Australia on January 15, followed by Spain and Sweden a day later.

Canine family saga Marley & Me on $9.5m rolls into five Latin American territories including Mexico on January 16, while Australia on $105.4m lands in Italy on January 16.

Sci-fi remake The Day The Earth Stood Still has taken $140.8m and lands in Poland on January 16, while John Woo's epic war film The Battle Of Red Cliff Part 2 opens in Taiwan on January 16.

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa stands at $368.6m and while it is likely to relinquish its crown this weekend after a glorious six-week run it should surge past $375m through PPI this weekend.

Universal's drama Changeling on $39.9m lands in 15 territories through UPI including Russia and Singapore on January 15 followed by India a day later. The comedy Role Models opens in Australia on January 15 as well as two smaller markets and stands at $4.2m from the early stages.

Animated family film The Tale Of Despereaux on a whisker over $18m opens in Brazil and Sweden on January while horror title The Unborn arrives in Spain on the same day.

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International top brass will expect the family titles Bedtime Stories on $61.5m and Bolt on $77.1m to continue on towards $100m despite only one release for Bedtime Stories in South Korea on January 16 and no new releases for the animated film. Family title Beverly Hills Chihuahua opens in the UK on January 16.

The drama Doubt opens in five including Australia and New Zealand on January 14, Argentina on January 15 and Sweden a day later. Wall-E has reached $303.5m.

Optimum Releasing opens the drama The Wrestler in the UK on January 16 fresh from Mickey Rourke's Golden Globes win for best actor in a drama, while Lionsgate UK launches the horror title My Bloody Valentine 3-D.