The film Titanic earned $1,668,895,419 in the Worldwide Box Office. When it reached this number in 1998, it was the highest-grossing film of all time.
427 million dollars in revenue came from American box offices, while 575.7 million was generated overseas. The film was released in December 1997 and reached a billion dollars in revenue by March 1998. According to Variety, Titanic's success was surprising because few romance films made it to the top of the box office in the 1990s. Titanic was the highest-grossing film of all time until Avatar broke the record in 2009. James Cameron directed both Titanic and Avatar.