Notes On A Scandal has catapulted to number one at the UK box-office due to an impressive mid-week performance.

The Oscar and BAFTA nominated drama - a collaboration between Fox Searchlight and DNA films - generated £1.89m ($3.68m) as of February 8 from 300 sites.

The film, starring Cate Blanchett and Judi Dench, opened February 2 and came fourth in the weekend chart, grossing £1.14m ($2.46m). It trailed behind top film Blood Diamond and Arthur And The Invisibles and Dreamgirls, numbers two and three respectively.

But mid-week results, according to Neilsen EDI, put the film at number one for the week. Paramount Pictures International's Dreamgirls came in second in its opening week, grossing £1.8m ($3.51m) while Warner Bros' Blood Diamond slipped to third place in its second week, generating £1.7m ($3.31m) from February 2-8, giving it a running total of £4.13m ($8.05m).

Notes is up for three BAFTAs on February 11 for Best British Film, Best Actress for Judi Dench and Best Adapted Screenplay for Patrick Marber.

It also has Oscar nominations for Best Actress for Judi Dench, Best Supporting Actress for Cate Blanchett, Best Adapted Screenplay for Patrick Marber and Best Original Score for Philip Glass.