Indian films made a significant dent in this weekend's international chart, taking more than $6.7m from 1,255 screens and accounting for 5.5% of the revenue from the top 40 films. For the full chart, compiled by Len Klady, click here.
Dramatic thriller Bhool Bhulaiyaa entered in at number six with a $4.5m take from 17 territories. The film, released through Eros International, played across 6,073 screens for a $756 screen average. It is directed by Priyadarshan and stars Akshay Kumar and Vidya Balan.
Pradeep Sarkar's Laaga Chunari Mein Daag, released through Yash Raj films, came in at number 16 with a $2.2m take. The drama boasted a solid $4,315 screen average as it played across 499 screens in 17 territories.
Italian comedy SMS:Sotto Mentite Spoglie proved a hit in its home territory grossing more than $2m from 340 screens in its first weekend. The local sensation beat out Resident Evil: Extinction and Stardust in Italy, giving another sign that local box office remains healthy in the region. It is released through Medusa Film.
German-UK documentary, Earth, fell just shy of the top 20 this weekend. The film, narrated by Patrick Stewart, enjoyed a $1.9m take from 462 screens for a $4,162 screen average at the weekend.
Spanish film The Orphanage had the highest screen average by a landslide over the weekend. The horror film, directed by Juan Antonio Bayona, catapulted to number three in its first weekend with a whopping $20,927 screen average. It enjoyed a $7.3m take over the three-day period after only opening in Spain.
And French films continued to make their international presence known - Un Secret, distributed by UGC Distribution, fell by a modest 22% to number 15 in its second weekend. The World War II drama, directed by Claude Miller, generated $2.2m from 425 screens for a $5,144 screen average. It has a $5.9m tally to date.
Pathe Distribution's 99 Francs still remains in the top 40 in its third week. The comedy, based on the novel by Frederic Beigbeder, dropped 36% with a $1.2m take at the weekend. It has a cumulative total of $7.7m.
Brazilian hit Elite Squadwas up a massive 105% over the weekend, putting it comfortably at number 21 on the chart. The crime thriller enjoyed a $2m take in its home territory from 219 screens for a $9,148 screen average. It has a $3.5m international tally in its second weekend and is released through Universal Pictures International (UPI) in conjunction with United International Pictures (UIP).
Frank Oz's Death At A Funeral was up 89% this weekend after opening in Spain, Russia and Australia. The comedy took a solid $2.2m from 535 screens for a $10.1m total to date. It is released through Kimmel International.
Last week's highest non-US entry Apocalypse Code fell 10 places to number 20 over the weekend. The Russian drama, distributed by Caroprokat, dropped by 44% with a $2m take over the weekend. It has generated $6.8m after from three territories after two weeks on release.
Elsewhere in the chart, The Game Plan entered in at number 25 with a $1.8m tally while Dutch romantic comedy Alles Is Liefde entered in at 38, generating $891,664 over the weekend.
The top 40 international films generated $123.2m from 38,598 screens from October 12-14. The collective total was up 5.5% compared to last weekend.