Congrats gazillionaire James Cameron! News came today that another one of your projects has brought in an absurd amount of cash. I’m talking about that very memorable (and very very memorable, if you were a 13-year-old boy in 1997) drawing of a topless Kate Winslet from Titanic, which was auctioned off for a reported $16,000 over the weekend. (Fun fact: Though Leonardo DiCaprio’s Jack Dawson was the artist in the film, Cameron actually drew the picture himself.)
So, since we know the $600 million movie marvel invited multiple (or even hundreds of) viewings from teen girls desperate to see dreamy Leo, I want to ask you, PopWatchers, how close you’d be to affording the photo had you saved the money you spent on seeing the film in theaters. Were you one of the tweens who spent close to $1,000 on Titanic screenings? (I would be about $15,990 away from affording the drawing — I was proud to say I only caught the three-hour film once.) And I’m not discounting you boys either: I wasn’t so sure why my brother, who was 15 at the time, went to see the film three times until I caught a screening myself — and watched the scene that produced this drawing.
How much money did you spend on Titanic, PopWatchers?
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