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Tim Burton and Marion Cotillard Land Top Cultural Honor in France

March 16, 2010 (4:45 am) GMT
The director of 'Alice in Wonderland' and actress Marion Cotillard have been honored at the Culture Ministry in the French capital, making them officers of the National Order of Arts and Letters.

"" director Tim Burton and actress have been awarded one of France's top cultural honors at a ceremony in Paris. The American moviemaker, whose adaptation of the Lewis Carroll's classic has smashed winter box office records around the world, joined Oscar winner Cotillard at the Culture Ministry in the French capital on Monday, March 15, when they were both made officers of the National Order of Arts and Letters.

After accepting the accolade from Culture Minister Frederic Mitterand, Burton paid special tribute to the country, saying "I feel much more at home here than I do in my own country and I thank you very much."

"Alice in Wonderland", starring , grossed $210.3 million worldwide in its first three days of release, from March 5 - 7, scoring the most successful 3-D opening ever and the biggest opening in the first quarter of the year. The film opened in America with an estimated $116.3 million, easily beating the winter record set by "" in 2004, and added a further $62 million to its domestic earnings over the weekend.

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