Titanic is perhaps the most successful film of all time. The beloved disaster film had grossed $220.2 crores worldwide when it was first released in 1997. We couldn’t believe that it has been 25 years since lovers Rose Dewitt Bukater and Jack Dawson, played respectively by Kate Winslet, and Leonardo DiCaprio were first introduced to the world.
However, moviegoers can delight as Jack and Rose are returning to the big screens for one more time. The epic romantic disaster film is heading back to theatres to mark its 25th anniversary. To celebrate the blockbuster’s silver anniversary, Titanic has been digitally remastered and will be shown in a 3D 4K HDR with a high frame rate. Titanic will be re-release in selected theatres on February 10.
Director James Cameron won three Academy Awards for the film, including Best Director, Best Film and Best Editing for Titanic. Moreover, the blockbuster won 11 Oscars in total, although Kate missed out on the Best Actress win and Leo wasn’t nominated at all. The film had huge success when a 3D Titanic opened in theatres in 2012. The movie has a runtime of three hours and 15 minutes and has made some $2.2 billion worldwide.
Starring Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio as members of different social classes who fall in love aboard the ship during its ill-fated maiden voyage, Titanic incorporates both historical and fictionalized aspects. The film is based on accounts of the sinking of the RMS Titanic. The film also stars Billy Zane, Kathy Bates, Frances Fisher, Gloria Stuart, Bernard Hill, Jonathan Hyde, Victor Garber, and Bill Paxton.
Meanwhile, another of James Cameron’s films, Avatar, was re-released in theatres ahead of the release of its sequel. However, when the remastered Avatar was re-released in September ahead of Avatar: The Way of Water, it opened number one at the box office, pulling in $30 in ticket sales at its first weekend. Kate Winslet teamed up for one more time with director James Cameron for The Way of Water. Kate starred as Ronal, the matriarchal leader of the oceanic Pandora tribe, the Metkayina in the Avatar sequel.