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?