The film, directed by Vadim Shmelev, just made the top 10 and enjoyed a $5,167 screen average from three territories. It generated $3.5m from Russia alone.The story follows a secret agent who has been dispatched to help defuse four atomic bombs, which have been placed around the world. It is distributed by Caroprokat.
Ben Stiller comedy The Heartbreak Kid was the highest new entry in the chart this weekend, taking $5.7m from 819 screens in just four territories.
The film, directed by the Farrelly Brothers and released through Paramount Pictures International (PPI) in conjunction with United International Pictures (UIP) opened to number six in its first weekend.
Universal Pictures International (UPI) saw success with The Kingdom, starring Jamie Foxx. The action film fell just shy of the top 10 with a $3.2m take from 603 screens across four territories.
French films accounted for 4.9% of the total top 40 international revenue. Un Secret came in at number 13 in its first weekend with a $2.8m take from 335 screens. The drama, released through UGC Distribution, had an $8,354 screen average after opening in France and Switzerland.
Additional French offerings into the international chart this weekend include opener Intimate Enemies (L'Ennemi Intime) and 99 Francs, which is still making an impact in its second weekend.
Intimate Enemies opened to number 31 with a $1.1m take in its home territory. The war drama, directed by Florent Emilio Siri, played across 362 screens for a solid $3,101 screen average. 99 Francs fell by 51% in its second weekend to number 23, taking $1.8m from 471 screens at the weekend. The comedy, released by Pathe Distribution, has generated $6.2m to date from three territories.
Ang Lee's Lust, Caution boasts the highest screen average again this weekend, echoing its solid success from last weekend. The espionage drama fell slightly by 18% to number 24 this weekend. It enjoyed a $1.6m take from just 132 screens for a whopping $12,354 screen average. The film, distributed by Focus Features, has taken nearly $7.5m after two weekends on release.
South Korea's new offering, Happiness, fell within the top 20 this weekend with a $2.3m take from 362 screens. Showbox's romantic drama has made over $4m thanks to previews in its home territory. And tragic love story A Love continues its international run with a $1.02m take in its third weekend for a $12.6m tally to date in South Korea.
Japanese sensation Hero was still in the top 20 after falling a modest 25% over the three-day period. The film, based on the Fuji TV series and distributed by Toho, took $2.7m from 475 screens for a $5,601 screen average. It boasts a $55.1m international tally after opening only in Japan. And Toho's Closed Note fell 34% to number 37, unable to hit the $1m mark in its second weekend.
Brazilian crime story Elite Squad made the top 40 in its first weekend. Although Jose Padilha's film didn't cross $1m, it did achieve the third-highest screen average over the weekend, clocking in at a $7,752 average on each of its 126 screens.
Triangle, directed by Johnnie To, Ringo Lam and Tsui Hark, entered the chart at 26. The action thriller, told in three parts - a section for each director - took $1.5m from 300 screens for a $5,082 screen average. It has amassed a total of $2.1m, including figures outside of the three-day weekend.
Elsewhere, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International came up trumps thanks to a 193% boost for Ratatouille. The Pixar animation took the top slot with a $19.3m take across 3,265 screens. The boost was largely pushed by the film's $12m opening in Germany. And New Line's Rush Hour 3 was up a whopping 85% after expanding in three territories including South Korea. The film took $6.02m from 2,117 screens and has generated $91.2m to date.
The top 40 international films generated $117.3m from 38,824 screens from October 5-7. The collective total was up 4.5% compared to last weekend.