James Cameron Reveals the Real Reason He’s Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of ‘Titanic’
James Cameron reissues his blockbuster Titanic in theaters to celebrate its 25th anniversary on Valentine’s Day this year.
Although it doesn’t exactly happen on the actual anniversary date, here’s why it happens anyway.
In a new interview with SiriusXM The Jess Cagle Show, the filmmaker explained the reasoning behind the date decision, via Weekly entertainment.
Cameron shared that he wanted to do something for the 25th year milestone because he “probably won’t be here for the 50th.” He shared that “there is another kind of half-generation of people who haven’t seen Titanic in a movie theater and maybe a bunch of nostalgia for, you know, among people who saw it in a movie theater or always wanted to.
He continued, “Then the question was, ‘Okay, what’s the date? Well, the date that made sense to me was Valentine’s Day, because in the original version, which was from 1997 to 1998, we went out a few days before Christmas. I think it was December 16. But the most profitable day of the release was Valentine’s Day. (Titanicin fact, opened in the United States on December 19, 1997, EO underline)
The veteran filmmaker also acknowledged that the reason he performed two months after its release was because it was a celebration of love.
“It’s pretty obvious why, but very unusual for a film that’s been on the market for two months to have its biggest running day. It is therefore a feast of love. It’s a celebration of film, at the same time. And it’s also a celebration of the film’s success.
Titanic will be back on the big screen from Friday, February 10, 2023.