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"Dark Knight" Is A Billionaire

Feb. 23 2009, Published 1:24 p.m. ET

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Warner Brothers has announced that the worldwide box office receipts for The Dark Knight have passed the 1 billion dollar mark.

According to 'Variety', the studio calculates that the film grossed $1,001,082,160 so far - $553 million in North America and $567 million abroad. A Warner Bros. spokesperson said that Ecuador pushed the film into 'billion dollar' status.

And that doesn't include the bazillions of bucks from home video.

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The only other movies to generate that much revenue, ever, have been 'Titanic,' 'The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King,' and 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest.'

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