MJ’s “This Is It” grosses $144 million in 1st week
The Michael Jackson concert film “This Is It” has crossed the $100 million mark at international box offices as it enters its second weekend in theatres. The film has grossed $144 million worldwide, including $44 million from the United States and Canada.
Outside of North America, the biggest theatrical markets through Thursday night were: Japan with $18.2 million, Britain with $11.1 million and Germany with $8.9 million.
“This Is It,” distributed by Sony Corp-owned Columbia Pictures, was produced from footage of Jackson rehearsing for a series of comeback concerts in London in the final weeks before his death on June 25.