• 'Titanic' is one of the most iconic films of all time
  • The infamous door is going up for sale
  • THESE are the details

This piece, central to one of cinema's most debated scenes, has sailed far beyond its $40,000 estimate, sparking a high-stakes bidding war among movie memorabilia collectors. Read on to discover the fate of this cherished cinematic relic and the enduring legacy of the 'Titanic' film.

Not Just Any Old Door!

It was the prop that launched a thousand ships... of fans, that is! The infamous wood panel that saved "Rose" (Kate Winslet) but doomed "Jack" (Leonardo DiCaprio) in 'Titanic' has just hit the auction jackpot, selling for an iceberg-sized $700,000!

Heritage Auctions has clarified that this isn't just any door; it's a piece of the door frame with a history as rich as the first-class passengers it once symbolized. This ornate balsa wood savior, previously housed in Planet Hollywood, has been hidden away for 20 years, only to emerge as the "king of the auction."

Imagine the scene: "Rose" floating, "Jack" freezing, and now, years later, collectors fiercely bidding! The panel's price soared like the ill-fated ship's grand staircase, from a modest $40,000 to an opulent $718,750. Talk about a Hollywood ending!

This isn't just a piece of movie set flotsam; it's a cultural icon. The 'Titanic' continues to captivate, and this panel's sale proves that the fascination with the film is as unsinkable as "Rose's" spirit.

Even the MythBusters and director James Cameron couldn't resist this panel's allure, with experiments and debates that added to its legend. Could Jack have survived? The debate rages on, but one thing's for sure: this prop's value is alive and well!

The lucky, and secretive, new owner might just be planning the ultimate 'Titanic' reenactment. Will they prove the 'MythBusters' wrong or simply bask in the glow of owning a slice of cinema history? Only time will tell!

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Joe Maddalena of Heritage Auctions says it best: '90s nostalgia is in, and collectors are treating these pieces like the fine art of yesteryear. From 'Home Alone' to 'Indiana Jones,' the treasures of our childhood are now the treasures of the auction house.