Highest bidder won't let go of “Titanic” door, pays over $700k at auction

The ship of dreams is now someone's reality...

One lucky bidder will now see the door from Titanic in their collection every day, not merely every night in their dreams.

The Treasures from Planet Hollywood auction, which ran Wednesday through Sunday, offered up the iconic piece of wreckage that helped save Rose (Kate Winslet) — and it became the top-selling item of the auction.

According to Heritage Auctions, the Titanic prop sold for $718,750, topping the pack for the auction and coming in ahead of even Indiana Jones' iconic bullwhip from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (that sold for $525,000).

<p>Paramount</p> Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in 'Titanic'


Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in 'Titanic'

Other items that were up for auction include a dress worn onscreen by Marilyn Monroe, Jack Nicholson's ax from the "Hereeee's Johnny" scene in The Shining, and an original Stormtrooper blaster from 1977's Star Wars. Several other pieces from Titanic were also part of the auction, from the ship's helm wheel to Rose's white, pink, and lavender chiffon dress.

The Titanic door is one of the most contentious props in movie history, spurring over two decades of debate about whether Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio) could have fit on the door alongside Rose, thus sparing his life too.

Everyone from Celine Dion to Victor Garber has weighed in on the door controversy, but director and writer James Cameron set out to finally put the discourse to rest for the film's 25th anniversary in 2023. After addressing the subject in interviews several times over the years, Cameron conducted his own tests to settle the debate over whether or not there was room for Jack on that door.

He was forced to admit the door should have been even smaller to eliminate any room for naysayers.

"Final verdict: Jack might've lived, but there's a lot of variables. How much swell is there, how long does it take the lifeboat to get there," Cameron said in a National Geographic special. "In an experiment in a test pool, we can't possibly simulate the terror, the adrenaline, all the things that worked against them. He couldn't have anticipated what we know today about hypothermia. He didn't get to run a bunch of different experiments to see what worked the best...Based on what I know today, I would have made the raft smaller, so there's no doubt."

But if that's not satisfactory enough, now one lucky bidder can run their own tests at home.

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