In the first few months of 2012, we will see 3D conversions for the upcoming theatrical re-releases of Beauty and the Beast, Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, and Titanic. All were big hits upon their initial run. And all will surely dominate the box office charts throughout the first quarter of the New Year. Especially if last fall's The Lion King 3D release is any indication. That movie was number one at the box office throughout September, and pulled in $94.2 million.
People know these films, and fans will flock to see their past favorites rendered in 3D, even without a huge publicity push from the studios. So it should come as no surprise that Leonardo DiCaprio would rather stay at home and relax than jump on the junket circuit to promote the 1997 drama that made him a world famous superstar. For a long time, it was the number one movie in the history of cinema. It doesn't really need to be sold to the masses. We know what they are getting.
Though 20th Century Fox would like to have the actor out promoting the film, he has decided to sit this one out. A source close to the actor had this to say about his unwillingness to participate in the celebration of this timeless classic.
"Leo is not one for looking back. He's proud of Titanic but it was 15 years ago. He doesn't relish having to go back and promote that movie all over again, especially as it probably won't need it."
It would be fun to hear Leonardo DiCaprio reminisce about the making of this legendary romantic drama. But all you really need to know is that Titanic 3D will be back in theaters starting April 6th, 2012.