A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic. This is based on the real-life disaster, though its main characters and story are entirely fictional.
Originally pegged to be an unmitigated disaster due to its soaring production costs, Titanic went on to become one of the most successful films ever-made. It broke box office records, grossing $600.7 million in its original domestic run, and tied an Academy record by taking home 11 Oscars - including Best Picture and Best Director for James Cameron. It earned a total of 14 nominations, losing only Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Makeup. Titanic catapulted its leads, Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, to stardom, launching careers that are still going strong. The film also spawned the hit Celine Dion song, "My Heart Will Go On."
In 2012, Titanic received a 3D theatrical re-release, which boosted its domestic box office total to $658.6 million and $2.1 billion worldwide.
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