Disney’s ‘Alice’ Passes the $1B Mark

Tim Burton-directed 3D film one of only six films to pass the global benchmark

Last Updated: May 27, 2010 @ 4:08 PM

Disney’s “Alice in Wonderland” has joined an exclusive list of only six films that have grossed $1 billion or more at the worldwide box office.

The Tim Burton-directed 3D adaptation, which debuted March 5, is now also the third highest grossing non-sequel of all time, trailing only James Cameron films "Avatar" and "Titanic."

It’s the second entry into the $1 billion club by a film starring Johnny Depp," with 2006’s "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest" grossing nearly $1.06 billion worldwide.

“We feel incredibly fortunate to be able to showcase such an amazing 3D film from visionary director Tim Burton and the creative talents of Johnny Depp, Mia Wasikowska, Helena Bonham Carter, and Anne Hathaway,” said Rich Ross, chairman of The Walt Disney Studios, in a statement. “Our marketing teams joined with our exhibition partners to find every opportunity to bring this creative masterpiece to fans around the world.”

"Alice" has surpassed $332 million at the domestic box office, making it Disney’s third highest grossing film ever behind "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest" and "Finding Nemo." Overall, it’s the 19th highest grossing film of all time in the U.S. and Canada.

"Alice" has also tallied more than $667 million overseas.

Of course, adjusting for inflation, the "Alice’s" ranking becomes entirely diffferent. In fact, the film doesn’t even qualify for Box Office Mojo’s list of the all-time top domestic grossers by that metric.

In any event, here’s the full $1 billion club:

“Avatar” $2.72b
“Titanic” $1.84b
“The Lord of the Rings: ROTK” $1.19b
“Pirate of the Caribbean: DMC” $1.06b
“The Dark Knight” $1.00b
“Alice in Wonderland” $TKb