'Avatar' retakes box office crown from 'Avengers: Endgame' after China rerelease
Over the weekend, James Cameron's sci-fi epic was rereleased in China and garnered enough in ticket sales to overtake "Avengers: Endgame" for the record. "Avatar" first became the top-selling global release of all time in 2010 when it usurped Cameron's "Titanic." In 2019, "Avengers: Endgame" won the title with a $2.797 billion box office haul. "We are hard at work on the next Avatar films and look forward to sharing the continuation of this epic story for years to come." In 2019, Disney finalized its deal to acquire entertainment assets from 20th Century Fox, including James Cameron's "Avatar."cnbc.com
Plan to retrieve Titanic radio spurs debate on human remains
A companys plan to retrieve the Titanics radio has sparked a debate over whether the famous shipwreck still holds human remains. RMS Titanic Inc. says human remains likely would've been noticed after roughly 200 dives. “And that doesn’t change whether in fact human remains could possibly exist.”Gallo said remnants of those who died likely disappeared decades ago. Yet whale bones have been discovered at similar depths, as were human remains on a 2009 Air France plane that crashed into the Atlantic. Archaeologists who filed court statements supporting the government’s case said there must be human remains, and questioned the motives of those casting doubts.
35 years later, discovery of Titanic was like finding treasure for historians, collectors
Besides, nobody knew exactly where the ship was anyway, and even the most developed technology couldn’t locate it miles below the surface of the ocean. The only problem was that the Navy didn’t want anything to do with the Titanic. Finally, pieces of debris appeared on the cameras of Knorr, one of which was the boiler of the Titanic. In the summer of 1986, Ballard returned to the Titanic wreckage as part of the first submersible that took humans underwater there for further investigation. The aftermathIn the years after the discovery, numerous dives and expeditions have taken place to retrieve valuable items from the Titanic.
Judge: Salvage firm can recover Titanic's telegraph machine
A federal judge in Virginia has ruled that a salvage firm can retrieve the Marconi wireless telegraph machine that broadcast distress calls from the sinking Titanic ocean liner. (AP Photo/Angie Wang, File)NORFOLK, Va. A federal judge in Virginia has ruled that a salvage firm can retrieve the Marconi wireless telegraph machine that broadcast distress calls from the sinking Titanic ocean liner. Smith is the maritime jurist who presides over Titanic salvage matters from a federal court in Norfolk. Smith's order is a big win for RMS Titanic Inc., the court-recognized salvor, or steward, of the Titanics artifacts. But she said the only matter before the court was the previous order made by the judge who preceded her.
Leonardo DiCaprio Shares His Thoughts on Whether Jack Could Have Fit on the Door in '
Leonardo DiCaprio is addressing the biggest movie controversy of all time! It's been over 20 years since the actor starred as Jack in Titanic and cinephiles are still wondering: Could Jack have fit on the door at the end of Titanic? Now, DiCaprio was finally asked his thoughts on whether Jack could have fit on the floating door during an MTV interview promoting Once Upon a Time in Hollywood with Margot Robbie and Brad Pitt. "He just should have tried harder to get on that door, because I think we would have [fit]!" RELATED CONTENT:Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio on the Prospect of Reaching Their 'Shelf Life' in HollywoodBrad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio Can't Believe They've Never Done a Movie Together Until NowTitanic Director Reveals the Iconic Line Leonardo DiCaprio Wasn't Into
How much is a piece of Titanic history worth?
How much is a piece of Titanic history worth? A letter from Esther Hart to her mother complaining about the Titanic voyage just hours before the ship sank is set to be sold at auction in England and is expected to sell for about $170,000. Vinita Nair reports.cbsnews.com