Titanic Wars

When Titanic overtook Star Wars as the all time box office champ, George Lucas took out this ad in Variety (art by Ian McCaig, thanks beatrizm). Now that James Cameron's latest blockbuster Avatar has become the highest-grossing film of all time (yes, yes higher ticket prices, etc.) will he take out an ad re-proclaiming his King of the World status? In any case it is one epic graphic. (reddit via @thehartley)

Update: Here are  the Top 10 movies of all time, by number of tickets sold, via The Hollywood Reporter. Avatar currently comes in at #26 with 76,421,000 tickets sold, at least as of Jan. 26.

1 "Gone With the Wind" (1939) 202,044,600
2 "Star Wars" (1977) 178,119,600
3 "The Sound of Music" (1965) 142,415,400
4 "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial" (1982) 141,854,300
5 "The Ten Commandments" (1956) 131,000,000
6 "Titanic" (1997) 128,345,900
7 "Jaws" (1975) 128,078,800
8 "Doctor Zhivago" (1965) 124,135,500
9 "The Exorcist" (1973) 110,568,700
10 "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" (1937) 109,000,000

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  1. art by: Ian McCaig who happens to be the character designer for Padme and DarthMaul... FTW

  2. Thanks for the info - credit where credit is due.