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Michael Jackson's 'This Is It' Passes $200 Million Mark

Michael Jackson's 'This Is It' Passes $200 Million Mark

Sixth months have now passed after the untimely death of pop singer Michael Jackson, and apparently the public still can’t get enough.

 

Billboard is reporting that the Jackson concert movie, This Is It, has now earned more than $200 million at box offices in its first two weeks of release. The take is from worldwide box-office receipts, not just U.S. returns.

 

According to Billboard, the folks at Sony Pictures Entertainment claimed This is It had "grossed $61 million in North America and more than $140 million internationally. Japan ($27.2 million) and the U.K. ($14.3 million) were particularly strong markets.” It’s also now the 22nd biggest grossing movie worldwide of 2009, according to industry tracker boxofficemojo.com.

 

The film was supposed to open for a two-week run, but that run has been extended to early December. To get some perspective as to how big this film is, it’s completely overshadowed the biggest concert film of last year, Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour, which grossed just over $71 million, according to boxofficemojo.com. That means it also outsold that Jonas Brothers film, but you knew that, didn’t you?

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The movie might have outsold the Jonas Brothers 3D movie but having seen all three mentioned (Hannah Montana also), I'd still prefer to see the Jonas Brothers over the others. The Michael Jackson movie is selling because of hype not because it was a good movie. Strange how when someone dies that you would never pay to see when they were alive, suddenly people go crazy over nothing.

Katey

who took katey's brain and replaced it with the jonas brothers' penises?

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I attended an afternoon showing in a small town and thought I was to be the only one in the theater until 3 others crept in during the previews. While I had originally thought it would be terrific fun to attend a packed showing of exuberant fans cheering, dancing and singing along, I was ultimately grateful for the more intimate venue. I was mesmerized from the moment Michael appeared on the screen. I couldn’t take my eyes off of him. My feet were moving the whole time but I had to hold back my urge to head bopping… I didn’t want to do anything to interrupt what my eyes were seeing. It was BAD. It was DANGEROUS. And I LOVED IT.

Scarlett

Katey, the movie has actually been well recieved by critics around the world, so yeh i would say its a good movie and the public agree. Secondly, MJ sold 50 dates in london, that means 1 million people bought tickets worth over $100 to see this man in just 1 city. In life he was in demand breaking world records and hes doing the same in death. Gets you facts right b4 you start saying things.

Dimple

The film is truly incredible. But let us not forget the reasons why this film has come to be in the first place. Michael’s early death was not a given. Only the most imperceptive would deny that the slow drip of the anaesthetic that killed him was – in reality, just a formality. What killed Michael, was the sustained trauma of being put through a baseless, protracted trial that should never have reached court, knowing that if he was found guilty he would have been removed from his children’s lives. And even after acquittal, he faced the relentless villification of the media, who – post 2005, decided to simply disregard a verdict they found economically inconvienient.

In years to come, perhaps reasons will emerge from the rubble as to why a supernovic talent with a history of unparalleled giving and a persona of complex innocence was consistently and wilfully humiliated, tortured and stripped of his dignity and spirit for a period of over 15 years, on the basis of such astonishingly non-credible accusations – and more importantly why this was actively encouraged. One day Michael’s children will be confronted with the horrific and painful realities of the circumstances that drove their father to need to medicate himself in order to sleep. They will ask the questions their family are already dreading. They will ask why their father died and what led him there. They will ask what their father did that made an entire country not only turn their back on him, but effectively take away his rights as a human being. His children will deserve to know the answers to these questions. I believe those answers should amount to more than the ratings-driven sensationalism and inflated hearsay the media have force-fed the American people with for the last 16 years,

I invite all of us now, to stop buying into the thought that we are powerless – and instead, do something very powerful. An intention has been set in effect. And everyone who wants to, is being asked to – ‘Hold The Vision’ of this intention:

‘That the truth of Michael’s integrity and the innocence of his relationships with children will be unequivocally proved and known by all – in our lifetime.’

Certainly, Michael was flawed – aren’t we all, but he was no abuser of children. He championed the rights and welfare of children and used his money to help practically for years – before the thing he loved most was used as a weapon against him. Whenever or wherever you think of Michael, re-affirm this global intention in your mind and in your heart. Put all the desire you have for the successful unfolding of this vision into your imagining. If the millions of us who love Michael can commit to doing this daily – we will do more to affect change than we could ever imagine.

Hold The Vision.

The truth is coming.

Deborah Ffrench

One day Michael's children will be confronted - on top of everything else, with the horrific and painful realities of the circumstances that drove their beloved father to need to medicate himself in order to sleep. They will ask the questions their family are already dreading. They will ask why their father died and what led him there. They will ask what their father did that made an entire country not only turn their back on him, but effectively take away his rights as a human being in the process. His children will deserve to know the answers to these questions. I believe those answers should amount to more than the ratings-driven sensationalism and biased hearsay that gave Tom Sneddon, Diane Dimond, Maureen Orth, and Nancy Grace the careers and lifestyels they currently enjoy today. I am asking that we look for ourselves into the facts and actual transcripts of the trial - not just the quotes from Smoking Gun. Read about the history of the accusers parents and their profound non-crediblity, and recall for a moment - the relentless, rotated barrage of numbing distortion that infected the networks, papers and on-line sites for months and ask yourselves this? Are you convinced you know the truth? Because if you aren't; that makes what was done to Michael Jackson - nothing short of inhumane.

Deborah Ffrench

The film is truly incredible. But let us not forget the reasons why this film has come to be in the first place. Michael's early death was not a given. Only the most imperceptive would deny that the slow drip of the anaesthetic that killed him was - in reality, just a formality. What killed Michael, was the sustained trauma of being put through a baseless trial that should never have reached court, knowing that if he was found guilty he would have been removed from his children's lives. And even after acquittal, facing the relentless villification of the media, who - post 2005, decided to simply disregard a verdict they found economically inconvienient. The shame of what was done to this man lies with Tom Sneddon, Diane Dimond, Maureen Orth, Martin Bashir and those in the media who placed the easy ratings of sensationalist hearsay and outright perjury - above a human life. I wish we hadn't waited until Michael was gone before we celebrated him. Flawed he may have been - aren't we all, but he was no abuser of children. A way will be found to vindicate Michael in time, but it must be remembered that telling the truth is hard to do for some people, especially when they know they would effectively be opening the door to the media’s gaze. I ask all of us now to do stop buying into the thought that we are powerless – and instead, do something very powerful. An intention has been set in effect. And everyone who wants to, is being asked to ‘Hold The Vision’ of this intention:

‘That the truth of Michael’s integrity and the innocence of his relationships with children will be unequivocally proved and known by all – in our lifetime.’

When you think of Michael, re-affirm that intention in your mind and in your heart. Put all the desire you have for the successful unfolding of this vision into this intention. If the millions who love Michael do this daily, we will do more to affect change than we ever knew possible.

The truth is coming.

Deborah Ffrench

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