Burton’s 'Alice' hits billionaire milestone
Friday 28 May 2010
Alice in Wonderland takes its leave of theaters after a hugely successful run and heads to DVD, the 3D film joins other record-breaking films with a grand tally of $1 billion in worldwide earnings before hitting the home video market.
With $332 million from the US and an international take of $667 million, Alice is only the sixth title to attain the exclusive ‘billionaire' status, following Avatar, Titanic, The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, and The Dark Knight.
The No. 1 movie for several weeks in many countries - including six weeks at the top in Japan - director Tim Burton's re-imagining of the classic Lewis Carroll story starred Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Mia Wasikowska, and Anne Hathaway.
On June 1, the film is released on DVD and Blu-ray in North America, China, Mexico, and Italy. It rolls out in Belgium, the Netherlands, the UK, and Argentina in June, and other international markets through August.
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