April 6, 1998 |
Danger, James Cameron: Sensors show the Space Family Robinson descending on your No. 1 box office spot. "Lost in Space," the movie version of the campy 1960s television series, knocked the record-setting "Titanic" from its 15-week reign Sunday as the top film in North America, according to Exhibitor Relations Co. Inc. Preliminary figures showed the film grossing $20.5 million in its opening weekend. "Titanic," which recently won a record-tying 11 Oscars, including Cameron for director, was No.
April 7, 1998 |
Oscar-winning director James Cameron may still be Hollywood's "king of the world," but his "Titanic" finally was dethroned over the weekend, coming in second to the new film version of the sci-fi TV series "Lost in Space." Attracting audiences from among all age groups, the PG-13-rated "Lost in Space" was the first movie in 16 weeks to beat out "Titanic" at the box office, taking in $20.2 million in the Friday-through-Sunday period.
April 19, 1997 |
With complications approaching the proportions suggested by its title, James Cameron's "Titanic" probably will become the costliest movie ever made and miss its long-targeted Fourth of July weekend opening, according to industry sources. The expected postponement would create a massive opening on one of the year's most lucrative box-office weekends for the remaining films, which include Columbia's "Men in Black," a droll space alien yarn starring Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith; Warner Bros.'
December 16, 1997 |
If you're hoping to find an unusual gift for the movie buff on your Christmas list, you may be able to do that while also helping 20th Century Fox retire its considerable debt from the budget of "Titanic." Some pricey, one-of-a-kind artifacts among the "Titanic" collectibles offered in the current J. Peterman Gift Book include a 13-foot fiberglass anchor used in James Cameron's "Titanic" ($25,000), and six fiberglass lifeboats--none of which are seaworthy ($25,000 each). But you have to hurry.
March 28, 1998
I have shrugged off Kenneth Turan's incessant rain of personal barbs over the last few months, since he is clearly not a big enough man to admit when he is wrong, and it has been amusing to watch him dig himself into a deeper hole each time he tries to justify his misanthropic sensibility with regard to "Titanic." But it's time to speak up when Turan uses his bully pulpit not only to attack my film, but the entire film industry and its audiences.
December 16, 1997 |
The Scene: Sunday's premiere of Paramount and Fox's "Titanic" at Mann's Chinese theater. Writer / director James Cameron's epic is the most expensive film ever made and the most anticipated of the season. (Before the screening, Bruce Vilanch said, "I'm so excited, I'm retaining water.") The film's launch included closing four blocks of Hollywood Boulevard, 50 television crews (a new touch--cameras on cranes and scissor-lifts), hundreds of screaming fans and a splashy after-party.