Working Title and UIP scored yet another hit at the weekend as comedy The Guru claimed $2.3m (£1.5m) to take the UK number one slot away from three-week leader Men In Black II.
Directed by Daisy von Scherler Mayer (Madeline) and starring Jimi Mistry alongside Hollywood stars Heather Graham and Marisa Tomei, The Guru played at 368 sites over the weekend for a strong per site average of $6,285.
The Guru led four new entries into this week's chart. After second-placed Men In Black II's $1.6m (£1.1m) from 464 sites came Buena Vista's Reign Of Fire. The dragonslayer action title, which is set in a futuristic England and features Brit actor Christian Bale, fought its way to a good $1.4m (£932,168) over the three-day weekend. Playing on 365 sites it scored an average of $3,881
Also playing well was Pathe's Talk To Her (Hable Con Ella) which landed 11th position with $265,588 (£174,757). The Spanish title, which is the latest from director Pedro Almodovar, managed a good $4,659 average off 57 sites.
Less impressive was 20th Century Fox's Martin Lawrence comedy, Black Knight. Playing at 172 sites the film was only able to gross $253,927 (£167,084) over the three-day weekend leaving it in 12th place with a weak $1,476 average.
Winchester Films' Lantana expanded from 16 to 40 venues in its second weekend on release to gross $184,410 (£121,342) and an impressive average of $4,610.
BVI's Spy Kids 2: The Island Of Lost Dreams dropped off just 12% in its second week on wide release to take sixth place in the chart with $903,378 (£594,423) at 412 sites. The film has now grossed $4.1m.
Rounding out the top five were UIP's The Sum Of All Fears ($1.2m from 353) landing fourth position in its second weekend after a 30% drop off from its debut weekend; and Entertainment's Austin Powers In Goldmember ($1.0m from 421) at five.