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When Titanic Beat Star Wars [Images]

When movies pass each other as the top-grossing movie of all time, there's been a trend on congratulating each other in the paper. In 1997,  when Titanic passed Star Wars as the highest-grossing movie, George Lucas took out a full-page ad in Variety congratulating him. This is that ad (click to enlarge):


What did you think of the ad?


  1. I think it's very very cool. Even though...(now please don't hate me) I am not a big Star Wars fan, But seeing this tribute I think George Lucas is a class act.
    Blessings, Joanne

    1. No problem, Joanne, we embrace all geeks here. And I agree, it's really classy

  2. Alex J. CavanaughMay 30, 2012 at 11:47 AM

    That is great!
    I've always liked how Spielberg gives nods to Lucas in his movies with strategically placed Star Wars toys.

  3. Very cool! Hopefully Jim will be congratulating Joss very soon.

  4. Tony Laplume, Scouring MonkMay 30, 2012 at 11:46 PM

    George Lucas will always have my respect, for this and many other things.

  5. This darkside relief proves Lucas is a good sport. You've gotta hand it to Cameron.


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