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Sam Worthington says 'Titanic 3D' isn't about 'extra bucks'

The Aussie actor defends his "Avatar" director James Cameron.

Director James Cameron, who recently spent a few hours at the deepest point in the ocean in the Mariana Trench, is about to release his monster blockbuster hit, "Titanic" in 3-D format. It was once the most successful movie of all time, raking in $1.84 billion dollars in 1997, but was beat out by Cameron's other landmark 3-D film, "Avatar" with a whopping $2.77 billion dollars. So, does this whole 3-D conversion of the story of Jack and Rose start smell a little like a lame money-grab?

Sam Worthington, star of "Avatar" came to the defense of the director while promoting his own upcoming 3-D film, "Wrath of the Titans":

"Audiences are smart. They know when you just put the 3-D on and it's just to get money. They know it. And also the 3-D can be very simplified. This at least, I believe the guys pushed themselves a bit to try to push the 3-D and I think audiences will notice that. They're going to see that "Titanic 3-D" as well – that Jim [Cameron] hasn't just tacked it on to get extra bucks. He's pushing himself. Audiences are smart enough to see that."