Only a few years ago, the arrival of an Indian film in the UK box office charts was big news - now it is an increasingly common occurrence.

Following hot on the heels of Bollywood hit Lagaan, yet another Indian success has entered the top 15.

Yaadein arrived at number seven with $189,665 (£133,145). Screening at just 18 UK sites the film achieved a massive average of $10,537, the highest for any film over the weekend.

The latest of many Bollywood productions to cause a stir at the UK box office, Yaadein is directed and written by Subhash Ghai who previously directed 1999 Asian hit Taal, which grossed $861,538 (£604,800) for Eros International and stands as the fifth most successful Indian film in the UK.

In general, the box office took a hammering from that rare UK event - a sunny weekend. Cinemagoers stayed away in droves with most of the big films on release seeing a 50%-plus decline from the previous weekend. Jurassic Park III held onto the top spot despite dropping 62%, taking $2.6m (£1.8m) in the three-day (Friday July 27-Sunday July 29) period. The total figures for the top 15 were down 22% from the previous weekend and 9% from the same weekend last year, however all five new openers made the top 15 chart.

The heat had an adverse effect on major openers Swordfish and Dr Dolittle 2 as well. While both films performed well, taking second and third places respectively, higher revenues could have been expected over more inclement weekends . Warner Bros.' Swordfish, the latest from action producer Joel Silver, took a strong $2.3m (£1.62m) from 310 sites, including previews of $562,882 from 250. Directed by Dominic Sena (Gone In 60 Seconds, Kalifornia) and starring John Travolta and Halle Berry alongside latest hot property Hugh Jackman (X-Men), the film could face competition next weekend for the action crowd from Entertainment's day and date opener Rush Hour 2, the Jackie Chan/Chris Tucker action-comedy sequel to the 1998 hit.

20th Century Fox's Dr Dolittle 2, which saw receipts totaling $2.29m (£1.61m) from 410 sites including previews of $645,993 at 296 sites, will also face competition over the coming weekend from fellow kiddie-pleaser Cats & Dogs, distributed by Warner Bros. And supported by a high-profile advertising campaign. Dolittle, again featuring Eddie Murphy in the title role, is the also a sequel to a 1998 hit. The original Murphy film took a massive $28.4m (£19.9m) for Fox in the UK.

Controversial drama Intimacy, distributed by Pathe, took a healthy $63,167 (£54,288) from 27 sites for an average of $2,340. The film, which stars Mark Rylance and Kerry Fox, claimed the number 11 spot. The only other opener, Recess: School's Out, performed less well despite taking eighth place. The animated film from BVI, which previously opened in Scotland on July 13, took just $175,058 (£122,891) from 313 sites, a site average of $559.