Michael Jackson’s This Is It Took in $2.2 Million on First Night!
Michael Jackson must be happy looking down here from above.
His posthumous movie, This Is It, took in $2.2 million domestically from its first late-night screenings, setting it up for a big full opening day Wednesday and a strong shot at a No. 1 debut weekend.
Columbia Pictures, the studio behind the movie, released a statement saying that although box office figures of the movie in international markets are still being collected, but “early indications already reveal strong attendance.”
Meanwhile, movie distributor, Sony said Wednesday matinees for This Is It already had surpassed the film’s haul from those first evening screenings. The studio paid $60 million for worldwide rights to the film, which was distilled from more than 100 hours of footage shot as Jackson rehearsed for what would have been a 50-concert comeback run in London starting last July.
The nearly two-hour film features Jackson singing and dancing to some of his biggest hits, including Beat It, Thriller, Black or White and Man in the Mirror. Throughout the film, audiences see Jackson working with his singers and dancers to create a show that would wow his fans. Fans could also see that he’s an entertainer that paid a lot of attentions for details, all in the name to have the greatest performance.
This Is It is a music documentary that mixed excitement with sadness, just because of the fact that one of music’s biggest stars and most troubled celebrities died before he could bring his live comeback to the stage. This Is It also reminds us how much Michael Jackson is missed.
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