(August 22, 2003 – Burbank, CA) – “The Matrix Reloaded,” the second chapter in the Wachowski Brothers’ revolutionary film trilogy, has grossed $730 million in worldwide box office to date, currently making it the highest-grossing film of 2003 and the highest-grossing “R”-rated film (in both the domestic and international marketplaces) in motion picture history. The film has earned $450 million internationally and $280 million domestically to date. The announcement was made by Dan Fellman, President, Domestic Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures, and Veronika Kwan-Rubinek, President, International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures. Currently the 12th-highest worldwide grossing film of all time, “The Matrix Reloaded” is the first film in history to surpass $100 million in a single weekend internationally. In the U.S., the film had the largest single week ever ($158.2 million), reaching $150 million in a record-breaking six days. “The Matrix Reloaded” is written and directed by The Wachowski Brothers, produced by Joel Silver and stars Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, Jada Pinkett Smith and Gloria Foster. “The Matrix Reloaded” is released worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures.
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