Indian distributor UTV Communications had an international hit this weekend with Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal, which enjoyed a $3.5m take and was the highest non-US entry into the top 40 chart.

For the full chart, compiled by Len Klady, click here.

The film, which is the second feature from director Vivek Agnihotri, played across 583 screens in 16 territories for a $5,798 screen average. Set in London, it is the story of a bankrupt Southall football club struggling to keep itself from going under.

This was one of three Indian films which attributed to 6.1% of the international top 40 box office revenue this weekend - Om Shanti Om and Saawariya continue their successful run generating $3.5m and $1.1m respectively.

Om Shanti Om, released through Eros International, stayed within the top 10 despite falling 44% in its third weekend. It played across 823 screens for a $4,265 screen average and has made over $31m to date. Sony Pictures Releasing International (SPRI)'s Saawariya dropped a steep 71% and took $1.1m from 523 screens. It has a $19.2m tally after three weekends on release.

Italian films continue to show their colours in the international arena - four titles generated a collective $8.5m and accounted for 6.5% of the chart's total revenue. New entry Milano Palermo: Il Ritorno, released through Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International (WDSMPI) just made the top 20 this weekend with a $2.2m take. The crime saga played across 246 screens and boasted the highest screen average at $8,855 despite having only opened in Italy.

Meanwhile, local comedy Lezioni Di Choccolato also entered the international chart in its first weekend with a $938,698 take across 203 screens. The film, like Milano, marks another Italian title backed by a major studio - it is released through Universal Pictures International (UPI) in conjunction with United Pictures International (UIP).

Spanish audiences continue to flock to see horror films - Filmax's release [Rec] entered the top 20 with a $2.3m take from 275 screens for an $8,204 screen average. The film, directed by Jaume Balaguero and Paco Plaza, opened to number three in its home territory trailing just behind new releases Enchanted and Beowulf. The three openers finally managed to oust Warner Bros' The Orphanage out of the top slot after a six-week run at number one.

French films made their imprint on international box office - two new entries generated nearly $4m, accounting for 2.9% of the chart's total gross. Gaumont's comedy Les Deux Mondes made just under $2m from 510 screens in three territories while Studio Canal's Ce Soir Je Dors Chez Toi trailed behind with a $1.9 take from 282 screens.

Japan's newest offering Midnight Eagle came in at number 36, generating $1.1m from 314 screens in its home territory. The action film, based on the novel by Tetsuo Takashima, enjoyed a $3,509 screen average and has a $1.7m tally including previews.

Elsewhere, Warner Bros' Beowulf remains king at $25.4m while UPI/UIP's American Gangster held on to the second slot at $10.8m. Disney's fairytale adventure Enchanted catapulted in at number three with a $7.9 take across eight territories.

The top 40 international films generated $132.2m across 36,747 screens from the period of November 23-25.