The final chapter in Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy overtook the $800 million milestone on Monday and has continued to cruise worldwide, with Warner Brothers still hoping the film will make $1 billion before its run in theaters is through.
Presently, the film has a worldwide gross of roughly $840 million, which is good for 29th place in the history books, and it will more likely than not overtake Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (with a worldwide historical gross of $848.8 million) today or tomorrow.
Of course, Star Wars Episode III will get a 3D reissue soon, which will massage the numbers upwards again–but by then The Dark Knight Rises will be out of theaters and, if all goes according to the studio’s plans, have made at least another $150 million.
The film has made $392 million in the U.S. so far, which is good for the third-highest theatrical gross of the year and the fifteenth-best all time. It’s expected to pass The Hunger Games on the 2012 list in the next few days.