'Sherlock Holmes' passes $500M milestone

March 24, 2010 at 10:30 AM
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BURBANK, Calif., March 24 (UPI) -- The London-set mystery comedy "Sherlock Holmes" has crossed the $500 million mark globally, Warner Bros. said.

Directed by Guy Ritchie, the film stars Robert Downey Jr. as the iconic Victorian-era detective and Jude Law as his formidable ally Dr. Watson.

The movie, which began its worldwide roll-out Dec. 25, 2009, earned $207.9 million in the United States, and is poised to cross $300 million internationally before week's end, bringing its current global cumulative gross to $506.1 million.

The announcement was made Monday by Dan Fellman -- president of domestic distribution -- and Veronika Kwan-Rubinek -- president of international distribution at Warner Bros. Pictures.

"We're thrilled that 'Sherlock Holmes' has performed so spectacularly in territories around the world following its strong U.S. showing," Kwan-Rubinek said in a statement. "These incredible results are a testament to the vision of Guy Ritchie, as well as the tremendous filmmakers and cast, led by Robert and Jude. It also speaks to the world's continuing fascination with these indelible characters."

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