- 3 hr 14 min
In the romantic adventure Titanic, a wealthy young woman falls in love with a poor young man. Unfortunately, their romance blooms on a big ship that's about to sink. The film's love story is framed by contemporary scenes. A treasure hunter has discovered the wreck of the Titanic. When he salvages a drawing of a young woman, he tracks her down. He brings the now-old woman on board his ship, and she tells the story of her on-board romance. She was a wealthy young woman in 1912 taking a pleasure trip across the Atlantic. On board the Titanic, she met a spirited but poor young man, and the pair fell in love. Their romance was cruelly interrupted when the ship struck an iceberg. The idea for the film came from director James Cameron, who financed deep-sea filming of the actual Titanic wreck in 1996. The footage of the wreck was used in the film. The scenes of the sailing and sinking ship were created using massive sets and scale models. Titanic is one of the most profitable movies in history. Its eventual worldwide gross revenue approached $2 billion. It remained the highest grossing film in history until it was surpassed by Cameron's Avatar in 2010. A 3D version of Titanic was released in 2012 to mark the 25th anniversary of the film's original release. That version grossed another 343 million dollars. The film received mixed-to-positive reviews from critics upon its release.