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Blood Diamond is box office gem
Leonardo DiCaprio in Blood Diamond
The role has earned Leonardo DiCaprio an Oscar nomination
Action thriller Blood Diamond has taken the top spot at the UK box office.

The movie, which stars Leonardo Dicaprio as a South African mercenary hunting a valuable gem, made 1.18m.

Just a fraction behind were two newly-released films - part-animated fantasy Arthur and the Invisibles and dark drama Notes on a Scandal.

Musical Dreamgirls is at number four. Dreamgirls, Notes on a Scandal and Blood Diamond have all earned Oscar nominations for some of their cast.

Bond revival

Leonardo DiCaprio has been nominated for a best actor Oscar while co-star Djimon Hounsou has reived a nominated for supporting actor.

Both the female stars of Notes on a Scandal, Dame Judi Dench and Cate Blanchett, have been recognised, while Jennifer Hudson and Eddie Murphy are among Dreamgirls' eight nominations.

Last week's number one movie at cinemas across the UK and Ireland, Rocky Balboa, has fallen to number five with takings of just over 800,000, with Will Smith's The Pursuit of Happyness not far behind.

Rounding out the top ten are The Last King of Scotland, global drama Babel, Bond revival Casino Royale and biopic Miss Potter.

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