‘Titanic’ Hits Another Milestone

Director James Cameron‘s classic romance cruised past the $2 billion mark in overall ticket sales.

The 1997 epic, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, was re-released in 3D earlier this month to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the tragic cruise liner.

And, after raking in $11.6 million in America during its opening weekend and a whopping $88.2 million overseas, the film’s total haul now stands at $2.03 billion.

Only one other film has achieved greater monetary success. Cameron’s 2009 blockbuster Avatar, which earned a total of $2.8 billion.


Titanic 3D: Leonardo DiCaprio Embarrassed By Titanic Performance

Leonardo DiCaprio cringed in embarrassment when he recently revisited his 1997 blockbuster Titanic.

Director James Cameron and DiCaprio’s co-star Kate Winslet stepped out in London on Tuesday night for the premiere of a new 3D version of the film.

DiCaprio never made it to the red carpet, but Cameron revealed his former leading man was left red-faced when he recently re-watched the film.

Cameron said: “I wish Leo could be here but he’s shooting a film.

“It would have been great for Leo to be here, to be part of the celebrations. I didn’t show him the whole film but I showed him 18 minutes of it a few months ago. It was a good reunion for us but great to watch his reaction.

“He couldn’t believe it. He said to me, ‘I’m such a young punk. Look at me.’ He was practically crawling under the seat. It was a good moment.”