New Line International's The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring crossed the $500m gross barrier in international territories over the weekend, bringing its worldwide total to nearly $800m and making it the fifth biggest international hit of all time.

Fellowship now trails Titanic ($1.2bn), Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone ($630m), Jurassic Park ($563m) and Independence Day ($505m). In worldwide gross terms, it is the sixth biggest movie after Titanic, Harry Potter, Jurassic Park, Star Wars: Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace and Independence Day.

Still playing around the world and early on in its run in Japan, Fellowship looks set to rise higher in the all-time canon. In the US, it is about to enter the top ten of all time.