James Cameron's remastered romantic epic has made a dramatic docking at Chinese cinemas making it the country's biggest opening of all time
By Ben Child
The 3D re-release of Titanic has broken box office records in China to garner the biggest opening of all time in the country.
James Cameron's romantic epic of short-lived love on board the doomed ocean liner took a staggering $58m (£36.6m), a far higher figure than it has achieved in North America, where it has so far taken just $44.5m in two weeks. The Chinese figure helped the film pass the $2bn mark at the global box office, a feat only surpassed by Cameron's own 2009 sci-fi smash Avatar, which stands as the highest grossing movie of all time with $2.8bn.