Avatar vs Titanic

Avatar got most of the Oscars nominations but before that, it has been an issue if the film Avatar really surpasses the top grossing 1997 film Titanic. For me, It isreally not nig deal for James Cameron knowing that he directed both films.
Here's a side by side comparison of Titanic and Avatar

TITANIC
World Wide Ticket Sales to date: $ 1.843 billion
Cast: Leonardo Di Carpio, Kate Winslet, Kahy Bates, Bill Paxton, Billy Zane, Gloria Stuart.
Premiere: Nov. 1, 1997- Tokyo International Film Festival; Nov 18, 1997- London Premiere; Dec. 14, 1997, LA California Premiere.

Major Awards Won:

Titanic began its awards sweep starting with the Golden Globes, winning four, namely Best Motion Picture (Drama), Best Director, Best Original Score, and Best Song. Kate Winslet and Gloria Stuart were also nominees but lost. It won the ACE "Eddie" Award, ASC Award, Art Directors Guild Award, Cinema Audio Society Award, Screen Actors Guild Awards, (Best Supporting Actress Gloria Stuart), The Directors Guild of America Award, and Broadcast Film Critics Association Award (Best Director James Cameron), and The Producer Guild of America Awards. It was also nominated for ten BAFTA awards, including Best Film and Director.The film was nominated for a record-tying 14 Academy Awards and won 11, including the Best Picture and Best Director.[99][100] It also picked up Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Visual Effects, Best Sound Mixing, Best Sound Editing, Best Original Score, Best Film Editing, Best Original Song, and Best Art Direction awards. Kate Winslet, Gloria Stuart and the make-up artists were the three nominees that did not win. James Cameron's original screenplay and Leonardo DiCaprio were not nominees. It was the second film to win eleven Academy Awards, after Ben-Hur. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King would also match this record in 2004, with its 11 wins from 11 nominations.Titanic won the 1997 Academy Award for Best Original Song, as well as three Grammy Awards for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television. The film's soundtrack became the best-selling primarily orchestral soundtrack of all time, and became a worldwide success, spending 16 weeks at #1 in the United States and was certified diamond for over 11 million copies sold in the United States alone. The soundtrack also became the best-selling album of 1998 in the U.S. "My Heart Will Go On" won the Grammy Awards for Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for Television. The film also won Best Male Performance for Leonardo DiCaprio and Best Movie at the MTV Movie Awards, Best Film at the People's Choice Awards, and Favorite Movie at the 1998 Kids' Choice Awards. It won various awards outside the United States, including the Awards of the Japanese Academy as the Best Foreign Film of the Year. Titanic eventually won nearly 90 awards and had an additional 47 nominations from various award-giving bodies around the world. Additionally, the book about the making of the film was at the top of the The New York Times bestseller list for several weeks, "the first time that such a tie-in book had achieved this status".

Other Amazing Feat:

◘ Reportedly screened in theaters for 38 weeks worldwide

◘ At its time, only film to gross more than $20 milion fro 10 weeks and over $1 million for 101 consecutive days.

◘ The most expensice production in it's time at $200 million


AVATAR

World Wide Ticket Sales to date: $ 1.859 billion
Cast: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Giovanni Ribisi, Michelle Rodriguez
Premiere: Dec 10, 2009- London Premiere; Dec 15- Dubai Interational Film Festival; Dec 16- Hollywood California Premiere

Major Awards won

Golden Globes 2010- Best Director; Best Motion Picture; Drama Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards 2010- Best Action Movie, Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Sound, Best Visual Effects.

Other Amazing feats:

◘ Broke Titanic commecial record by spending just 6 straight weeks on Number 1

◘ Appears to be a big contender in the upcoming oscar

◘Took more than 5 years to make, with the idea reportedly brewin in James Cameron's head for over 14 years

◘ Cost of production is nearly $500 million

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