Mark your calendars! 25th anniversary of Titanic right around corner

Saige Klein, Creativity Editor

Most of us have seen the iconic blockbuster movie known as Titanic, starring Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio, and while it has been 25 years since its initial release in 1997, it still remains a cult classic.

The success of Titanic has raged on for years, and to celebrate its ultimate success, Paramount Pictures has decided to re-release the film to celebrate its 25th anniversary.

Today, Titanic is still one of the highest-grossing movies of all time with a box office of $2.195 Billion dollars. In fact, just in its first weekend, it made around $28.6 million. Now that might not seem like much, but in today’s money that would be worth about $52.89 million. This has made Titanic the third highest-grossing movie of all time following Avatar and Avengers: Endgame.

While yes, you can definitely say that Titanic made a significant profit from its box office, it also had a ginormous budget of 200 million dollars. While they used a mix of CGI and sets to film the movie, one of the biggest cost factors was the 775 foot replica that was built in Baja Mexico. At the time, this was the first movie to ever receive such a high budget. Not long after, James Cameron was able to break his own budget with the creation of Avatar.

In fact, Titanic was so successful that it stayed in theatres for about nine to ten months. With most movies, it takes about three to four months for them to become available at home, but not Titanic.  It is safe to say that the movie really connected with the fans and audience.

One fascinating detail mentioned in the movie is the couple at the end who took one last embrace before excepting their fate. What most people do not know is that the couple actually existed. Their names were Ida and Isidor Straus. The couple married in 1871 and even owned a Macy’s shop in New York. This sentimental moment was placed in the movie due to its romantic drama. In fact, Ida was offered a spot onto one of the rescue boats, but refused without her husband being by her side. This moment in the film was so little, yet displayed true love and appreciation.

While the rage about the movie has definitely died down since its initial release, the love people truly have for this movie will never fade. That’s why it’s considered one of the greatest movies of all time.