Michael Jackson fans literally came out in droves to see the singer’s final farewell in the film This is It. The documentary is directed by Kenny Ortega, that allows audiences to watch Jackson’s final days while preparing for his This is It comeback tour. According to the Associated Press, the film has brought in a whopping 20 million dollars at the worldwide box office in one day.
This is It has accumulated 7.4 million dollars domestically, and another 12.7 million overseas. The film easily dominated Wednesday’s box office, and had a record breaking debut according to a Sony distributor. The film had the largest opening of any other movie on a Wednesday in October.
For a single day release, This Is It climbed into the ranks of top-grossing music documentaries, just behind the $8.6 million domestic haul of U2: Rattle and Hum. The film is expected to surpass Madonna‘s Truth or Dare, which earned 15 million, and Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience ($19.2 million) to come in at number two, behind Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert, on the all-time music-documentary chart.
I’m sorry but we need to pull together for MJ. There is no way I can sleep at night knowing a man of his stature is unable to overthrow a tween. The film will only be in theaters for two weeks so if you’re interested in seeing it, I suggest you hop to it. The Halloween slump on Saturday might be your best bet, people will be too busy getting drunk to hit the theaters that night.
Have you seen This is It? What do you think of the film?