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"Titanic" Surpasses $2 Billion In Ticket Sales

Greg Asciutto |
April 15, 2012 | 2:02 p.m. PDT

Staff Reporter

'Titanic' director James Cameron (Creative Commons)
'Titanic' director James Cameron (Creative Commons)
In its second weekend in theaters, the 3D reissue of the 1997 classic "Titanic" grossed $100 million internationally, pushing total ticket sales over $2 billion

Though the film only brought in $11.6 million domestically, "Titanic 3D" opened in China with sales of $58 million, an opening weekend record

"Titanic" is only the second film to top the $2 billion box office mark. "Avatar" has amassed nearly $2.79 billion worldwide since its 2009 release. 

James Cameron, who directed both films, hasn't just been breaking terrestrial records.

In March, the 57-year-old completed the deepest solo dive in human history, reaching a depth of 6.8 miles in the Mariana Trench. 

The re-release of "Titanic" comes 100 years after the RMS Titanic sank in the North Atlantic Ocean. Sunday, April 15 marks the anniversary. 

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