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3D release steers Titanic past $2 billion mark

James Cameron has shored up his position as king of the worldwide box office. Cameron's 1997 blockbuster Titanic sailed beyond the USD 2 billion mark in lifetime ticket sales, thanks to a 3-D re-release of the film that was timed to the centennial of the ship's sinking.

hollywood Updated: Apr 17, 2012 19:05 IST

James Cameron has shored up his position as king of the worldwide box office. Cameron's 1997 blockbuster Titanic sailed beyond the USD 2 billion mark in lifetime ticket sales, thanks to a 3-D re-release of the film that was timed to the centennial of the ship's sinking.



Only one other movie has topped USD 2 billion, and it's also one of Cameron's. His 2009 sci-fi smash Avatar earned USD 2.8 billion worldwide.



The Titanic reissue took in about USD 100 million this weekend -- USD 11.6 million domestically and a whopping USD 88.2 million in 69 overseas markets. That included a USD 58 million debut in China and put the re-release total worldwide at USD 190.8 million.



Added to the film's USD 1.84 billion haul in its original release, Titanic now stands at USD 2.03 billion worldwide.