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Titanic Earnings Update
It may be ten years since the movie was released, but Fox continues to receive corrections and updates to the international box office reports for Titanic, which is, as every Numbers reader knows, the highest-grossing movie of all time. We just received the latest numbers...
Titanic's international box office now stands at $1,248,025,607, up about $3 million from previous reports. Its US gross remains unchanged at $600,788,188, giving it a worldwide total of $1,848,813,795. We're currently reviewing the country-by-country breakdown, and we will issue an update soon.
Is this the final, final gross? Well, we're not sure, but it's not clear if we have final figures from Vietnam yet, which released the movie in 2003. Whether those numbers will be enough to push it over the magical $1.85 billion mark remains to be seen.
The film received steady attendance after opening in North America on Friday, December 19, 1997. By Sunday that same weekend, theaters were beginning to sell out. The film debuted with $8,658,814 on its opening day and $28,638,131 over the opening weekend from 2,674 theaters, averaging to about $10,710 per venue, and ranking #1 at the box office, ahead of Tomorrow Never Dies. By New Year's Day, Titanic had increased in popularity and theaters continued selling out. Its biggest single day took place on Valentine's Day 1998, making over $13 million on that day, more than six weeks after it debuted in North America. After it was released, it stayed at #1 for 15 consecutive weeks in the U.S. box office, an undefeated record 1998 US box office. By March 1998, it was the first film to earn more than $1 billion worldwide. Some theaters in Australia, India, and South Africa ran it for more than one year. The movie stayed in theaters in North America for more than nine months before finally closing on Thursday October 1, 1998 with a final domestic gross of $600,788,188, and making more than double that amount overseas with an international gross of $1,248,025,607. The film accumulated a grand total of $1,848,813,795 worldwide, and to this day Titanic retains the record as the most successful box office film in history.