Only 21 days into its release, Deepa Mehta's Water has grossed C$1m ($850,000) at the Canadian box office, an impressive sum based on a release that encompasses only 33 screens.

The film, distributed through Mongrel Media, was ranked number one this past weekend at several major cinemas in Toronto, Calgary, Winnipeg and Edmonton.

Water is set for release in the US through Fox Searchlight in Spring 2006.

Meanwhile, Celluloid Dreams has completed sales on the title in over 30 territories including Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Greece, Israel, South Africa, Ex-Yugoslavia, Hungary, Poland, the Czech and Slovak Republics, Romania, Russia, the Baltic states, Taiwan, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Chile, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and Australia.Mehta's last film Bollywood/Hollywood grossed C$1.5m on release in 2002.