jaws.jpg This is what started it all. Steven Spielberg shows Jaws getting hooked by R2D2 in Dec. 2, 1977 issue of Daily Variety, to offer congrats to George Lucas for taking the top slot from the former's big fish tale. et.jpg Star Wars characters congratulate E.T. for becoming top box office champ in history in the Jan. 19, 1983 issue of Variety. crown.jpg E.T. re-crowns R2D2 in Variety in 1997 when the re-release of Star Wars made it the best-selling video rental... of all time! titanic.jpg From George Lucas to James Cameron in 1998 when Titanic overtook Star Wars as the number one box office record holder.