James Cameron tried to get some sponsors in Hollywood to be able to make an expedition to exact place were the Titanic sank, without even having the intention of doing a movie about it .
Sometime after he write a sketch for a movie about Titanic and he preceded it to the executives of the 20th Century Fox who approved the project even thought they were nor really convinced about the project.
Fox invest around 57 million on the acquisition of the 161 874 m² of the costs in playas del Rosarito, Baja California in México where they constructed Fox Baja studios. This was designed especially for the filming of the movie in 1996. In that studio they built a complete scale of the ship.
The main filming started on September 1996 and it last 160 days.
After it was realized in 19 of December of 1997, the movie was a complete success; It had an 83% of acceptance from the Rotten Tomatoes and a score of 74 over 100 in Metascore. It was considered at that moment as the most expensive production of the time.
In just its first day in the U.S. and Canada raised $ 8,658,814. In its first week on billboards, achieved a profit of 52.9 million USD. Finally closed with more than 600 million USD in the U.S. and Canada and more than 1.8 billion USD worldwide.
With these numbers, became the highest grossing film in the world wide history, a title he held for over a decade to be replaced by Avatar, also directed by James Cameron, who raised more than 2700 million USD, so titanic passed to the second place.
The total budget of the titanic production was of 3 million and it gained $ 1.843.201.268.
The film won 89 awards among which there are eleven Academy Awards, including best picture win, Best Director, Best Original Score, Best Original Song, four Golden Globes, including best dramatic film, eight awards Satellite, a pair of statuettes People's Choice, two MTV Movie Awards, recognition and a SAG award Annie.
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