Titanic finally hits 600 million Thurday!

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Titanic grossed some 96,000 on Thursday August 27 pushing its domestic gross to a historical 600 million! Its international gross is now up to 1,196,000,000 and should hit the 1.2 billion mark in two weeks or less.

-- michael pitt (xrrg10b@PRODIGY.COM), August 28, 1998


Michael, any reason the box office receipts still interest you so? Are you an official publicist for the film? *NO sarcasm, seriously* Personally, the only figure that interests me is worldwide receipts. I am very interested to see how that figure will go up once the video comes out, assuming video sales and rentals will be added to worldwide receipts.

-- BobG (Bobg@bob.bob), August 29, 1998.

"Titanic" is still playing in a couple of first-run theaters in the Chicago area (for @ $7.50). The two theaters that are showing it are in 30 screen megaplexes. One has to wonder at the propriety of over-building on such a large-scale. I guess it's just the arrogance of today's entertainment Aristocracy. But at least these complexes won't sink, except maybe in the financial sense.

BTW : If you want to see "Titanic" in all its glory in an historic movie palace, though, see it at the Dramaturgy Theater in West Prithee, IL. The theater is large (over 2200 seats), but get there early. There's only parking for 700.

-- Dan Dalton (foo@bar.com), August 29, 1998.

Bravo, Dalton. Got them all my first time around! Hey, it's off the subject, but I'm definitely feeling the excitement around this movie again due to the video and second soundtrack release. (Actually none of us ever lost the excitement, unfortunately.) Did anyone see the Sprint TV ad? CLEVER. If you switch to Sprint, you get a free copy of the Titanic video. I even saw a TV ad for "reel.com" where several of us are getting our supercheap copies. Today I got the 2nd soundtrack, and am listening to it now. It's a winner. God, I'd love to go see this movie with a bunch of friends right now. In a great theater, like the one in West Prithee. Hey, another aside. My mom recently gave me for my birthday a Titanic poster. Nice thought; she knows my obsession. Unfortunately it was definitely a female's poster, which my dad quickly pointed out; it was the flying scene. Before coming to this conclusion myself, I almost considered putting it up in my office! Very colorful poster, and maybe my all-time favorite scene, but definitely not something for a male to place at the office. How did my folks know I liked that scene? Beats me. Maybe playing "Rose" from the first soundtrack just a wee bit too loud and too often? Anyway, I think she returned it, without any hard feelings.

-- BobG (rgregorio@ibm.net), August 29, 1998.

A belated "Happy Birthday" to you Bob! You're right about that poster. "Titanic" is definitely a "don't ask, don't tell" kind of obsession for a single male. This is part of what I meant before when I called the movie a "guilty pleasure". I know I can't afford to give people any more "clues". I'm suspect enough as it is! Why not get a blueprint of the Titanic from Harland and Wolff and hang that in your office?

BTW: I forgot to mention (it would have made that last post a little better) that there's really space for 1200, but for all those soccer moms in their minivans and SUVs parked - you guessed it - improperly.

-- Dan Dalton (foo@bar.com), August 29, 1998.

Dalton, as usual you have me laughing. Actually, I'm not the type to put stuff on my office walls, other than an org chart and calendar. People have remarked how bare they look. Thanks for the birthday thought and for your earlier definitions of soccer moms and AWMs and the Chicago voting style (early and often). BTW, I too have been to Chicago and like it a lot. Oh, and on behalf of Michael Pitt, I suggest everyone reading this buy 5 copies of the Titanic video and at least 2 of the new soundtrack! There's no such thing as excess when it comes to Titanic.

-- BobG (rgregorio@foo.com), August 30, 1998.

Happy Belated Birthday, BobG! Maybe you want to get a Titanic 3-D Puzzle. I saw an ad in the newspaper here in Canada. The puzzle shows the ship in all it grandour surrounded by icebergs. It's quite "neutral," you know what I mean... And it must be cheap, for the Canadian price is only 11.99 local dollars, or US$7.70. If you're interested and can't find it, let me know... I thought you could frame it, though I don't know its size.

-- Dan Draghici (ddraghic@sprint.ca), August 30, 1998.

Now both Dans have me laughing (re "neutrality" of the ship puzzle). Thanks, but I'm not into wall decoration in general. I'm quite boring that way. In addition, propriety dictates that walls be in their natural form. Sorry to point out that your ideas violate centuries-old rules of etiquette. That's the way it goes. The more I think about it, the more I'm disturbed by your suggestions. Go to hell, both of you.

-- BobG (rgregorio@ibm.net), August 30, 1998.

Happy Belated birthday Bob to a fellow Leo. Cant wait to own my own copy of the video.

-- Melanie (sheba@xroadstx.com), August 30, 1998.

BobG, if there's too much 'propriety' in hell, no thanks! I'll stick to the third rock from the Sun for a while, only for a little while....

-- Dan Draghici (ddraghic@sprint.ca), August 30, 1998.

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