Titanic (1997 film)

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This article is about the 1997 film. For other uses of the term Titanic, please see Titanic (disambiguation).

Titanic was a popular 1997 film set aboard the RMS Titanic on her first and fatal voyage.[1] The film was very expensive to produce.[2] Nay-sayers, citing rumors of acrimony on the set, budget over-runs, and missed schedules, predicted disaster.[3] They predicted that the only way the film could break even would be if it turned out to be the highest grossing film in history.

The film did turn out to be the highest grossing film in history.[1][2]

Titanic was the first major production to depict the ship splitting into two pieces as it sank; previous films had not shown this because the British and American inquiries into the disaster recorded that the ship had gone down intact, despite some eyewitness accounts to the contrary, and this erroneous version of events persisted for decades.[4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Tim Cornwell. A film to remember, The Independent, 1998-01-11. Retrieved on 2012-07-15. “It may well turn out to be an epic phenomenon, quite apart from being the most extravagant movie ever made - perhaps the last of its kind.”
  2. 2.0 2.1 Kenneth Turan. Titanic bound to sink Hollywood in an endless sea of lousy scripts, Pittsburgh Post Express, 1998-04-07, p. 25. Retrieved on 2012-07-15.
  3. The Film Titanic in Big Financial Trouble, Mount Airy News, 1997-04-28, p. 7. Retrieved on 2012-07-15.
  4. Titanic Inquiry: 'United States Senate Inquiry - Ship Sinking' and 'British Wreck Commissioner's Inquiry', 1912.