We're looking for contributors

TITANIC 3D Box Office: No.1 Domestic?

Kate Winslet Titanic
Kate Winslet, Titanic 3D

Titanic 3D may have sailed to the top of the North American box office chart on Wednesday, grossing an estimated $4.7 million at about 2,600 locations according to The Hollywood Reporter. That figure includes $300,000 earned at Tuesday night previews, and 71 IMAX screens. Directed by James Cameron, who made perfectly-timed headlines about a week ago thanks to a quick deep-sea trek, the 1997 megablockbuster stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet.

Titanic's chief competition for the no. 1 slot is 2012's own megablockbuster, Jennifer Lawrence / Liam Hemsworth / Josh Hutcherson's The Hunger Games. The Gary Ross dystopian adventure drama earned an estimated $4.6-$4.7 million on Wednesday – without the added Tuesday night bonus or box-office-boosting 3D surcharges.

Paramount is (officially) estimating Titanic 3D will rake in $20 to $25 million by Friday. 20th Century Fox is handling the film's international release.

Launched in December 1997, the original Titanic grossed $1.8 billion worldwide. For those who choose to ignore the Inflation Effect, Cameron's romantic-disaster melodrama was the all-time top-grossing movie until Cameron's own Avatar, released in December 2009. Needless to say, neither movie actually sold more tickets than Clark Gable / Vivien Leigh's Gone with the Wind, George Lucas' Star Wars, Robert Wise / Julie Andrews' The Sound of Music, or Steven Spielberg's Jaws, to name a few.

Paramount, Fox, and Cameron's Lightstorm Entertainment have reportedly spent 60 weeks and $18 million on Titanic's full restoration and 2D-to-3D conversion.

In early 1998, Titanic was nominated for a record-tying 14 Academy Awards. (Its predecessor was Joseph L. Mankiewicz / Bette Davis' 1950 dramatic comedy All About Eve.) Cameron's movie went on to receive 11 Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director, thus tying the record of William Wyler / Charlton Heston's 1959 epic Ben-Hur. (In early 2004, Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, would also win 11 Oscars.)

Kate Winslet, veteran Gloria Stuart (Roman Scandals, The Invisible Man, The Old Dark House), and the Titanic's make-up crew were the only Titanic nominees who went home empty-handed: Winslet lost to Helen Hunt in James L. Brooks' As Good as It Gets, Stuart lost to Kim Basinger in Curtis Hanson's L.A. Confidential, while Tommy Lee Jones / Will Smith's Men in Black won for Best Make-Up.

Both Leonardo DiCaprio and James Cameron's screenplay were bypassed by the Academy. Else, Titanic would have boasted a record-smashing 16 Oscar nominations.

In addition to DiCaprio, Winslet, and Stuart, Titanic features The Roommate / The Mule's Billy Zane, Misery / Primary Colors' Kathy Bates (as "The Unsinkable Molly Brown"), Haywire / Shanghai Calling's Bill Paxton, The Host / Gone in Sixty Seconds' Frances Fisher, Valkyrie / Gandhi's Bernard Hill, Morgan! / A Doll's House's David Warner, Victor Garber, The Usual Suspects / Firestorm's Suzy Amis (Cameron's wife since 2000), Mark Lindsay Chapman, Jonathan Hyde, Danny Nucci, and Sanctum / Fantastic Four's Ioan Gruffudd.

Kate Winslet / Titanic 3D photo: Paramount / 20th Century Fox.

If you found TITANIC 3D Box Office: No.1 Domestic? an informative post, please recommend it to your friends. See share buttons above and on the left.
And consider following Alt Film Guide on Facebook and/or joining the FB group All About Movies.
TITANIC 3D Box Office: No.1 Domestic? © 2004-2015 Alt Film Guide and/or author(s). Text NOT to be reproduced without prior written consent.

Continue Reading: Kristen Stewart Beautiful ON THE ROAD Picture

Previous Post: CAPTAIN AMERICA 2 in 2014


Click on 'Load Comments' to leave a comment about TITANIC 3D Box Office: No.1 Domestic?.

Important: Different views and opinions are perfectly fine, but courtesy and respect are imperative. Abusive, bigoted, baseless (spreading misinformation), and/or trollish/inflammatory comments will be blocked and offenders may be banned.




FILM ARCHIVES

Kristen Stewart 'The Runaways' Down, 'Chloe' Disappoints
Miley Cyrus' THE LAST SONG Better Than Expected: Box Office
Julia Roberts, Sylvester Stallone Movies Box Office Drop
LITTLE FOCKERS Passes $50m Milestone, THE FIGHTER Down Three Spots: Box Office
MARS NEEDS MOMS Flops Miserably: Box Office
TRANSFORMERS 3: Biggest Domestic Box-Office Hit of 2011
Sarah Palin Movie Plummets (Again), Dominic Cooper's THE DEVIL'S DOUBLE Opens Okay: Box Office
Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Anna Faris, Seth Rogen Movies Flop: Box Office
NEW YEARS EVE, THE SITTER Underwhelm; Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart Battle THE MUPPETS: Box Offi...
THE HUNGER GAMES Box Office: $2.5 Million Less Than Estimated
Sam Worthington/WRATH OF THE TITANS Box Office: To Pass $50m
Box Office: THE HUNGER GAMES to Surpass JURASSIC PARK?
Michael Fassbender PROMETHEUS Movie Plummets: Box Office
Box Office: TED Movie Beats THE HANGOVER Record
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Midnight Box Office Record
SLEEPWALK WITH ME Box Office: 2012's Third-Highest Average
Box Office HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA Tops, LOOPER Distant Second?
Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart ON THE ROAD vs. Walter Salles' Road Movies, COSMOPOLIS
FAST & FURIOUS 6 Cars, STAR TREK Spaceship Pass $200 Million Box Office
Box Office Movies: THE BEST MAN HOLIDAY (US), CATCHING FIRE (Brazil), THOR 2 (Worldwide)