'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' becomes 15th flick to earn USD 1b
Melbourne, Mar. 4 : Peter Jackson's new film 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' has become the 15th film to earn more than 1 billion dollars at the global box office.
The movie has become the second Jackson film after 'The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King' to reach the milestone, the Age reported.
A larger percentage of the earning came from foreign markets, as the films 301.1 million dollar "domestic" gross ranks it only the 42nd highest earning film in North America before inflation, two spots behind 'Skyfall,' which is also still in cinemas.
The approximately 700-million-dollar international takings were boosted by an excellent debut in China, where the movie made 37 million dollars in its first 10 days.