The Matrix Reloaded has passed $450m at the international box office, aformidable sum that combines with the $280m domestic take to make it thebiggest worldwide release of 2003 so far.

The second instalment in theWachowski Brothers' sci-fi trilogy is also the highest grossing R-ratedfilm in both domestic and international marketplaces ever to be released.

The Matrix Reloaded stormed onto the scene three months ago, when itbecame the first title ever to pass $100m in a single international weekend.

It is currently the 12thhighest worldwide grossing film of all time on $730m.

The Matrix Revolutions will open in the US on Nov 5 and the same weekend ininternational markets through Warner Bros Pictures and Village RoadshowPictures in select territories.