Lokesh Kanagaraj‘s Tamil-language “Leo: Bloody Sweet,” starring Vijay,

debuted in third position at the global box office over the latest weekend,

with $31.2 million planetwide, according to estimates released on Sunday by Comscore.

An homage to David Cronenberg’s 2005 film “A History of Violence,” “Leo” released on Oct. 19.

The action-thriller follows a docile cafe owner (Vijay) who is incited to return to his violent past.

The cast also includes Sanjay Dutt, Arjun Sarja, Trisha Krishnan, Madonna Sebastian

Gautham Vasudev Menon, Mysskin, Mansoor Ali Khan, George Maryan, Priya Anand and Mathew Thomas

The film is produced by S.S. Lalit Kumar and Jagadish Palanisamy for Seven Screen Studio.

In the U.S., “Leo” was released by Prathyangira Cinemas and earned $2.1 million over the weekend.

In the U.K. and Ireland it was released by Ahimsa Entertainment and collected £1.07 million ($1.3 million) in its first three days of release.