'The Dark Knight' Joins Exclusive $1 Billion Dollar Club

While it might not be getting a whole lot of Oscar love Sunday evening, The Dark Knight has reached a level of success only three other films before it have managed – Warner Bros. announced Friday that the film had surpassed the $1 billion dollar mark in worldwide box office receipts.

According to Variety, the studio placed the movie's combined domestic and international gross at $1,001,082,160 to date , or broken down about $533 million in North America and $567 million overseas.

Ecuador was the country that put The Dark Knight over the top, a Warner Bros. spokesperson revealed.

The Christopher Nolan epic joins Titanic, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest as the only film to have pulled off the feat.

Warner Bros. also reportedly noted that it's the largest 2-D digitally re-mastered IMAX release in the domestic market with $49.6 million and worldwide with $64.9 million.

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