James Cameron’s Titanic is by far the best-known and most commercially successful film about the ship’s sinking. It’s also the only Titanic drama to have actually been partially filmed aboard the vessel, which the Canadian director visited in two Russian submersibles in the summer of 1995. This version became the highest-grossing film in history nine weeks after opening on December 19, 1997, and a week later became the first film ever to gross $1 billion worldwide. Continue reading for more.

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