Curiouser and curiouser! We all know that Alice slew the Jabberwocky in 'Alice in Wonderland.' But unbeknownst to some, the recent big-screen feature has also been quietly slaying another beast: the box office.

EW.com is reporting that Tim Burton's reimagining of the Lewis Carroll classic has collected a whopping $928.9 million worldwide since its release in March.

That means that 'Alice' has jumped over 1999's 'Star Wars: Episode I -- The Phantom Menace' and supplanted 2002's 'Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers' as the 10th highest-grossing movie on Box Office Mojo's all-time worldwide box office list. Curiouser and curiouser! We all know that Alice slew the Jabberwocky in 'Alice in Wonderland.' But unbeknownst to some, the recent big-screen feature has also been quietly slaying another beast: the box office.

EW.com is reporting that Tim Burton's reimagining of the Lewis Carroll classic has collected a whopping $928.9 million worldwide since its release in March.

That means that 'Alice' has jumped over 1999's 'Star Wars: Episode I -- The Phantom Menace' and supplanted 2002's 'Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers' as the 10th highest-grossing movie on Box Office Mojo's all-time worldwide box office list.

This placement is somewhat surprising, given that the critical reception for the film -- which stars Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter -- was decidedly mixed. But chalk it up to ever-rising ticket prices and the premium added to the movie's 3D and IMAX format prices, all of which helped to make the film's overall box-office haul surpass even the size of the Red Queen's ginormous head.

Now, the decidedly dark and quirky Burton movie takes its place among box office behemoths, just behind three Harry Potter flicks, two 'Pirates of the Caribbeans,' 'The Dark Knight,' 'The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King,' 'Titanic,' and of course, the biggest grosser of them all, 'Avatar.'

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