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'Inception' Goes Straight to No. 1 on U.K. Box Office

July 21, 2010 (2:38 am) GMT
The movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio takes a top-earning $8.9 million, becoming the highest ever opening for a DiCaprio film in the country.

's sci-fi thriller "" has scored a dream opening weekend in the U.K. - the film has shot straight to the top of the British box office. Christopher Nolan's blockbuster, which follows a team that infiltrates dreams, topped the American movie charts this weekend and followed suit in Britain by taking a top-earning $8.9 million.

The total also marks the highest ever opening for a DiCaprio film in the U.K. - even surpassing the actor's 1997 hit "Titanic". The haul puts Inception above a string of sequels including "" at number two with $6.2 million and "" at three with $5 million.

The top five is rounded out by horror/action reboot "" ' $1.3 million and "" with $660,423.

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