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Titanic sinks in worst film poll
Titanic
Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet starred in Titanic
Titanic, the biggest box office hit in history and winner of 11 Oscars, has been voted the worst film ever by viewers of BBC One's Film 2003.

The blockbuster came ahead of other big-budget but little-loved movies AI and Pearl Harbor in the poll.

Titanic, released in 1997 starring Leonardo DiCaprio, has made $1.8bn (1.1bn) at global box offices - almost twice as much as its nearest rival.

Film 2003 host Jonathan Ross said: "May I commend the nation on its choice."

The show received comments from viewers like: "My father fell asleep after 20 minutes. He was lucky. It was only his snoring that kept me awake."

WORST FILMS EVER
AI
1. Titanic
2. AI: Artificial Intelligence (above)
3. Pearl Harbor
4. Vanilla Sky
5. The Blair Witch Project
6. Batman and Robin
7. The Avengers
8. Battlefield Earth
9. Eyes Wide Shut
10. Highlander 2: The Quickening
Source: Film 2003
Another said: "It sank. There. I've saved you three hours of your life."

But the Academy Awards voters did not agree in 1998, when they awarded it best picture - ahead of films like Good Will Hunting, LA Confidential and The Full Monty.

Among the other Oscars it won were best director for James Cameron, who famously declared from the ceremony stage: "I'm the king of the world."

Only last month, Titanic topped a different poll of greatest film endings.

Film 2003 carried out the survey to mark the release of Gigli, a Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck vehicle viewed by many as a turkey.

But it did not appear in the viewers' top 10 of worst films.

Steven Spielberg's science fiction AI: Artificial Intelligence came second, with one person writing: "Completely artificial but devoid of intelligence."

Panned

Pearl Harbor, starring Affleck, was in third place, with Tom Cruise's Vanilla Sky in fourth and cult horror hit The Blair Witch Project fifth.

George Clooney's turn in Batman and Robin earned it sixth place, while TV show remake The Avengers - which starred Ralph Fiennes and Uma Thurman - was seventh.

John Travolta's universally panned Battlefield Earth was at eight while Tom Cruise made a second appearance at nine for Eyes Wide Shut.

And 1991's Highlander 2: The Quickening was the oldest film on the list in tenth place.


VOTE RESULTS
Which is the worst film?
Titanic
 25.44% 
AI: Artificial Intelligence
 15.64% 
Pearl Harbor
 25.48% 
Vanilla Sky
 12.59% 
The Blair Witch Project
 20.84% 
12777 Votes Cast
Results are indicative and may not reflect public opinion
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