Cashing In On The 100th Anniversary Of The Titanic

The RMS Titanic sank on April 15, 1912--and because tragedy can be lucrative, the centennial has sent money bubbling up from the ocean floor.

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$1.8 billion Titanic global box office gross

$461.7 million Combined global gross of Fahrenheit 9/11, World Trade Center, and United 93.

$189 million Appraised value of collection of more than 5,500 recovered items to be sold at New York auction house Guernsey's

$171 million Cost to build the Titanic in today's dollars

$7.5 million Cost to build the Titanic in 1912

$99,000 First-class cabin aboard the Titanic in today's dollars

$60,000 Twelve-day cruise with dive to the shipwreck, Deep Ocean Expeditions

$15,000 First-class cabin aboard the Titanic Memorial Cruise, Fred Olsen Cruise Lines

$4,350 First-class cabin aboard the Titanic in 1912

$200 Madeleine's Edwardian Necklace, Jewelry Television's Titanic Jewelry Collection

$118 Ticket, Robin Gibb's "Titanic Requiem," Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London

$29 Admission, Titanic: 12,450 Feet Below, Mystic Aquarium, in Mystic, Connecticut

$20 "Heart of the Ocean" necklace with embedded coal crumb from the wreck

$12 Ticket, 3-D release of Titanic

Illustration by Francesco Muzzi

 

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