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

July 21, 2010 02:38:32 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.


Marion Cotillard, Leonardo DiCaprio
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Leonardo DiCaprio's sci-fi thriller "Inception" 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 "Shrek Forever After" at number two with $6.2 million and "The Twilight Saga's Eclipse" at three with $5 million.

The top five is rounded out by horror/action reboot "Predators" ' $1.3 million and "Get Him to the Greek" with $660,423.


 




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