ALICE IN WONDERLAND is set to become the only film released in springtime to make $1 billion at the global box office.
The Disney 3D adventure, which sees Tim Burton take on the classic Lewis Carroll tale, has pulled in a staggering $996 million (£664 million) across the world since its release in April (10). It is expected to pass the $1 billion mark on Thursday (27May10) due to its current success at the Japanese box office.
The film is the second highest-grossing Disney movie in history - the studio's previous Johnny Depp film, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, garnered $1.7 billion in 2006.
Alice In Wonderland will be the only billion-dollar film release to hit cinemas outside the usual Christmas or summertime blockbuster periods.
Disney executive David Kornblum says, "It's an amazing result. Alice in Wonderland has reinvented the culture of cinema-going in a big way.
"This was a truly unique result, given the time period, and validates that the movie business is a 52-week business."
Other than Disney's two billion-dollar movies, Avatar, Titanic and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King are the only other films to hit the mark.
The 1969 session, including the only known recording of 'Sunshine Woman' by the band, will be included on a re-issue of 'The Complete BBC Sessions'...
The 55 year old actor joined Chris Martin and co. on stage in New Jersey to perform 'Earth Angel' and 'Johnny B. Goode'.
Bjork Digital comes to London's Somerset House in September, along with a single live show at the Royal Albert Hall.
Kim Kardashian released an audio excerpt from a phone call between Kanye and Taylor Swift over the lyrics of 'Famous' - but if it was recorded...
There's very much a strength of conviction in remaining what you were, but arguably more so in becoming what you want to be.
The BBC drama starring Aidan Turner returns to BBC One on September 4th.
Guns N' Roses were detained at the Canadian border last week for gun possession but they're adamant the weapon didn't belong to them.