James Cameron Is Fine With Losing Box Office Crown, but He’s Calling Out Ocean Dive Record

James Cameron Is Fine With Losing Box Office Crown, but He’s Calling Out Ocean Dive Record
James Cameron had no problem giving up his box office title earlier this year when “Avengers: Endgame” surpassed both “Titanic” and “Avatar” to become the highest grossing movie worldwide (unadjusted for inflation), but the Oscar-winning director isn’t as accepting when it comes to deep sea exploration. Cameron personally requested to speak to The New York Times in order to dispute a claim made by investor Victor Vescovo that alleges Vescovo set the record for deepest ocean descent by a human.

As reported by The TimesWilliam J. Broad, Vescovo’s team claimed the record in April after traveling in a submersible to the bottom of the Challenger Deep, a depression off the southwest coast of Guam that is considered to be “the planet’s deepest spot.” Vescovo’s team said it traveled down 35,853 feet, which is 52 feet more than the previous record, but noted the measurement could be “revised in the future.
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