To celebrate its 25th anniversary, Titanic will be remastered and re-released in cinemas on 10 February. The three-hour film will be screened in 3D 4K HDR with high-frame rate. Director James Cameron is also currently dominating the box office with Avatar: The Way of Water, which crossed the $1 billion mark globally and already entered the top 10 highest-grossing films of all time.
Titanic originally released in 1997 and swept the box office and Oscars, earning 11 Academy Awards in addition to becoming the highest-grossing film of its time with global box office earnings of $2.2 billion. That record would later be smashed by Cameron’s own 2009 mega-blockbuster, Avatar.
This isn’t the first time that Titanic has been re-released in cinemas. The film was brought back into theatres in 3D back in 2012. In fact, I fondly remember going to see it myself and being impressed by how well it held up, especially with its fantastic practical effects which were groundbreaking for the time. Fans will get to relive the experience again next month and hopefully, the remastered changes and improvements add a new layer of excitement to things.
Titanic starred a young Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet as star-crossed lovers aboard the ill-fated Titanic which collided with an iceberg in 1912. Cameron utilised a number of practical effects to show the sinking of the Titanic, including lavish sets recreated from the actual ship that were flooded and destroyed during filming. To date, it’s also one of the most expensive films ever produced with a budget of around $200 million. Needless to say, it earned that back tenfold and made a lot of profits in the process.
Meanwhile, James Cameron’s Avatar: The Way of Water has held a lead at the box office for four consecutive weeks now. The sequel to 2009’s Avatar takes viewers back to the world of Pandora to explore new territories on the planet’s oceans. Cameron recently confirmed that Avatar 3 will also feature fire Na’vi.
Titanic returns to cinemas on 10 February 2023.
Source: Paramount Pictures