James Cameron's greatest boxoffice hits


"Titanic" (1997)
His last feature-length outing, a love story set aboard the ill-fated eponymous cruise liner, "Titanic" sunk all previous opening-weekend records and won 11 Oscars, including best director and best picture. Boxoffice: $601 million

"Terminator 2: Judgment Day" (1991)
Fans of the first "Terminator" were the final judges of Cameron's last helming of a "Terminator" film, which was the most profitable film in the franchise. Boxoffice: $517 million

"True Lies" (1994)
Netting Jamie Lee Curtis a best actress Golden Globe, this pic about a secret agent and his wife on the run was Cameron's last action film before "Avatar." Boxoffice: $365 million

"Aliens" (1986)
Written and directed by Cameron, the second film in the "Alien" franchise won two effects Oscars and a best actress nom for Sigourney Weaver. Boxoffice: $180 million

"Terminator" (1984)
Although not as profitable as Cameron's later films, the sci-fi action film about a cyborg from the future made Arnold Schwarzenegger a worldwide action star. Boxoffice: $80.4 million