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The Dark Knight crosses $1bn mark

india Updated: Feb 21, 2009 14:48 IST
The Dark Knight

Batman blockbuster

The Dark Knight

has crossed the billion-dollar mark to become the fourth film to do so in worldwide box office collections.

Warner Bros revealed that

The Batman Begins

sequel grossed a total of 1,001,082,160 dollars till February 20 with around 533 million dollars coming from domestic markets and 567 million dollars from overseas. The 2008 film further holds the title of being the second-highest domestic earner of all time, falling behind


, reports



Previous films to have topped the billion dollar mark were



The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King


Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

. The superhero movie has won itself eight nominations at the Academy Awards to be held on February 22.