A Brief History
On March 1, 1998, the movie industry reached a new milestone when the James Cameron epic film Titanic passed the magical $1 billion mark, the first movie to do so.
Titanic was a titanic success, eventually reaping $2.2 billion in box office receipts and currently ranking as the 3rd highest money maker.
The highest-ranking film to date is Avatar at $2.9 billion and the number 2 spot is held by Avengers: Endgame at $2.8 billion.
Titanic cost a then record $200 million to make, a pittance compared to the estimated budget of 2022’s Avatar: The Way of Water, an incredible $350 to $460 million!
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For more information, please see…
Cameron, James and Jain Lemos. Titanic. Harper Paperbacks, 1997.
Parisi, Paula. Titanic and the Making of James Cameron. Newmarket Press, 2012.
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