A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic.
"Titanic" was the biggest blockbuster of its time, and it remained that way for 12 years. The romantic drama made over $2.1 billion globally at the box office. What's more impressive than that?
Well, while Leonardo Dicaprio was snubbed out of a Best Actor nod and Kate Winslet lost the Best Actress race, "Titanic" still won 11 Oscar in 1998—including Best Picture. While "Avatar" is now the top-grossing movie of all time, "Titanic" still holds the second spot on the highest grossest films of all timeand is regarded as an iconic classic.
A paraplegic marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home.
The only filmmaker who could top James Cameron was James Cameron. It was no easy feat, but "Avatar" sunk "Titanic" from its top spot as the top-grossing movie of all time. "Avatar" grossed over $2.7 billion globally at the box office. With nine nominations, the film only won three Oscars but managed to beat "Titanic" commercially.