February 23, 2009 / 7:29 AM / 11 years ago

"Dark Knight" passes $1 billion at box office

The family of the late Heath Ledger, including mother Sally Bell, sister Kate Ledger, and father Kim Ledger, accept the Oscar for best supporting actor on Heath Ledger's behalf for his work in "The Dark Knight" during the 81st Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 22, 2009. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - So what if “The Dark Knight” wasn’t nominated for a best picture Oscar?

Warner Bros. announced Friday that Christopher Nolan’s Batman saga has crossed the $1 billion mark in worldwide revenues, having accumulated a $1,001,082,160 billion gross to date.

With two Oscar wins to its credit for supporting actor (Heath Ledger) and sound editing, the film ranks as the fourth highest worldwide grosser of all time, before adjusting for inflation. “Titanic” is tops with more than $1.8 billion.

Since its release in July, “Knight” also has become Warners’ highest grossing film worldwide as well as the second-highest-grossing film domestically of all time. In its Imax release, it ranks as the largest 2-D digitally remastered Imax release of all time in both the domestic market with $49.6 million and worldwide with a gross of $64.9 million.

Editing by Dean Goodman at Reuters

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