The top 40 international films generated $171.2m from 42,947 screens for the period of June 6-8. For the full chart, compiled by Len Klady, click here.
The Indian thriller is one of 17 films that managed to cross the $1m mark this weekend, as the top four films - all Hollywood offerings - saturated the market. Sex And The City, Kung Fu Panda and the latest instalments of Indiana Jones and The Chronicles Of Narnia all collectively accounted for 67.3% of the top 40 revenue.
Sarkar Raj, distributed by Eros International, came in at number six with a $3,790 screen average. The film, which is about a foreign company wanting to set up a power plant on farmers' land west of Mumbai, opened to number eight in the UK, where it took $368,375 from 56 screens. It is directed by Ram Gopal Varma and stars Amitabh Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai.
Four Japanese titles took more than $7m, led by Toho's new entry The Magic Hour which opened to number one in Japan with a $4.8m take from 379 screens. The film, written and directed by Koki Mitani, boasted a $12,715 screen average - the second highest of the weekend behind Kung Fu Panda's $13,449.
Toei's Partners: The Movie dropped 48% with a $969,445 take on 301 screens for a $3,221 screen average. The film boasts a $37.1m cumulative total after six weekends on release in its home territory.
Cyborg She, released by Dentsu, grossed $811,230 this weekend from 293 sites in Japan. The film fell 52% in its second weekend and now has a $3.6m total to date.
Shochiku's The Taste Of Fish opened just shy of the $0.5m mark. The film, based on a manga and directed by Shingo Matsubara, generated $469,202 from 259 screens for a $1,812 screen average.
Six French films generated a more modest $3.7m collectively, each failing to reach the $1m mark. The pack was led by two new entries - Gaumont's JCVD, the Jean Claude Van Damme projrvy from Mabrouk El Mechri, which took $833,461 from 270 screens while Films Distribution's crime story Affaire De Famille opened with a $811,774 take across 270 screens.
48 Hours A Day, distributed by Pyramide, opened with a $494,371 take across 201 screens. The film marks the directorial debut from Catherine Castel.
Three holdover titles - A Christmas Tale, Deux Jours A Tuer and Welcome To The Sticks - are steadily dropping out of the top 40. Wild Bunch's A Christmas Tale fell 38% with a $633,435 take while Studio Canal's Deux Jours A Tuer fell 43% with a $496,748 take. Meanwhile. Pathe's record-breaking Welcome To The Sticks enjoyed a $468,984 take in its fifteenth weekend, falling a mere 26%.
Italy had two Cannes winners in the top 15 this weekend - Gomorrah fell just 14% in its fourth weekend with a $1.5m take from 349 screens. The film, distributed by RAI Cinema, has generated $14.4m to date. Il Divo trailed just behind with a $1.4m take across 358 screens for a $4,001 screen average. It has generated $5.1m after two weekends on release.
And Korean comedy Girl Scouts opened within the top 20, taking $877,469 from 265 screens in its home territory. It is distributed by Lotte Entertainment.
Elsewhere, Sex And The City ousted Indiana Jones from the top slot after expanding in 25 territories, taking $37.6m over the three-day period.