Disney’s 3D release of Alice in Wonderland has joined the exclusive club of movies that have earned over a billion dollars at the worldwide box office. It was released on March 5th and in just over two months has become one of the highest grossing films of all time alongside The Dark Knight, Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, and of course Avatar.
The studio sent out a press release announcing their latest achievement stating that Alice in Wonderland is the sixth title to join this exclusive list and the third most popular non-sequel in motion picture history behind only Titanic and Avatar. It was directed by Tim Burton and stars Johnny Depp, Mia Wasikowska, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, and a slew of other talented actors.
Alice started making history the first week of its release when it became the largest March opening in industry history, the biggest 3-D opening ever and biggest career opening for director Tim Burton. It also became The Walt Disney Studios’ biggest opening for a non-sequel. Domestically, it’s has surpassed $332 million at the box office and is officially the third highest-grossing film in The Walt Disney Studios’ history, behind only Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (Depp again) and Finding Nemo.
Alice is expected to hit DVD shelves this summer starting on June 1st in North America, and we’re pretty sure it will rake in even more dough for Disney.
Are you surprised that Alice in Wonderland has made this much money?