Sunday, April 14, 2024

“Titanic” Director James Cameron Graciously Cedes Spot on All Time Box Office List to “Avengers: Endgame,” the New Number 5 on List


“Titanic” director James Cameron has graciously ceded the number 5 spot on the all time box office list to the Russo Brothers and “Avengers: Endgame.” He may have to do it again if “Endgame” eclipses “Avatar,” but that won’t be for some time.

Still, the meteoric box office conquest that is “Endgame” will cross the $659 million domestic line tonight, surpassing “Titanic.” The latter movie was so huge back in 1997 that it eclipsed everything in its path. If it were released today, who knows? It might do even better.

Cameron was King of the World for a short time, winning all those Oscars and cementing careers for Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio.

Cameron addressed his congrats not to the directors of the movie, but to Kevin Feige, head of Marvel Studios.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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