“This Is It” Is King Of The Box Office; Run Extended

Michael Jackson Rehearsal's June 26th 2009.  Photo: Kevin Mazur/Gettyimages.com
Michael Jackson Rehearsal's June 26th 2009.  Photo: Kevin Mazur/Gettyimages.com

Michael Jackson Rehearsal's June 26th 2009. Photo: Kevin Mazur/Gettyimages.com

Michael Jackson's "This Is It" movie was the number 1 movie over the weekend. It grossed $21 million while Paranormal Activity grossed $16 million.

Who didn't see this coming?  The movie will now be in theatres not 2 weeks, liek they said it would, but will be there til Thanksgiving weekend.  You all knew it was gonna happen and if you didn't, y'all are suckers!

The movie gives something that Michael never achieved while alive but now has; a number one movie.  We will see what it can do next weekend, it's last weekend in theatres.

I saw the movie last week and was impressed. I never thought Michael would be so in tune with things. That's a fault on me so you call can be upset with me over it, but nonetheless, I was impressed.

I never saw Michael in concert before. I have however stood next to him before and have been in the same place as him several times, talked with Debbie Rowe for a minute and talked with Michael over the phone before about Madonna.

Did you all see it? What did you think?-Dr.FB

Comments (9)
  1. I finally saw this documentary, I expected to feel emotional and overwhelmed, instead I came out of it kind of wanting it to end, because O didnt feel that it really gave enough. I dont know maybe it was just me being over critical. I am glad I went to see it. Michael was truly and incrddible dancer.

  2. I think that this film was very beautifully & respectfully done … kudos to Kenny Ortega, Sony and The Jackson family –It is very bittersweet — Although Michael Jackson is no longer here — his musical legacy and humantarian efforts will live on forever


  3. I LOVED THE MOVIE ! It just saddens me that he’s gone I couldn’t wait to see what MJ would do in the film world after his final tour ….regardless of his personal troubles, while he was working and sitting behind the directors chair he was creating magic. This Is It took me back to that place as a child when his videos or concerts were on. Blessed to have been on set as a baby during THE WIZ as well as 3 times in concert .

  4. Well i was sure that this film wouldnt be shown for just 2 weeks!! why would they not do it.. all the Jackson family is interested is the sound “tsja tjing”!!!!
    i hope the kids will get a fair share of the revenues!

  5. I loved the movie….it was engaging yet also very sad at the same time. I have never been into documentary type movies, but this one really pulled you into it and anyone could see that this was going to be his greatest concert ever. All of the work that went into the making of that concert was far beyond what any other artist has ever done. The Thriller 3d remake..the Smooth Criminal Remake…the Heal the World short film ….not to mention the music…..I loved how he was involved in every step and it was perfectly clear who was in charge of how things would go down….the interaction with the band……his instruction to the dancers …It was nice to see him doing what he loved and not just the finished product of a spectacular show…..it’s so sad that this really is it….He has gone down in history as a music icon……he was trying to end his career the right way…and unfortunately….THIS IS IT……

  6. The movie is special, just as Michael Jackson was.
    Exceptional talent, love for what he did, for others and the world around him, radiate in the footage. A must see for anyone. it is not a tear jerker, there are many laughs to be had and an inside view at watching the master at work. We were honoured in our lifetime to be blessed with such a shining star as MJ. This might be it but the Michael Jackson phenomena will live on forever.

  7. p.s sorry for the rant went to see it at the imax today and its just been a crappy day, made it all seem so much more real :'(

  8. I saw the film and have a love/hate feelings for it. I love that we got to see what he was preparing for us the fans. Hate knowing that when he is wearing the ‘curls for my girls’ t-shirt he only had a maximum of 48hrs left considering he wasnt given the t-shirt until the 23rd June.

    I think there has been alot of clever editiing to hide things or to try and make other things clearer. I dont think those around the concerts did enough to help him if they saw him losing weight, going to the doctors, being exhausted they should have confronted him. Instead they chose to ignore what was going on and they must accept some of the blame for this, if the fans could see it when they didnt get to be in the rehersals/around him as much as others then they surely cant deny what was going on.

    But when it comes down to it they werent in the room that $%%^& Murray is the one to blame, but all those yes men around Michael should know in their heads that they were enablers. Maybe if a few people had the bravery to tell him no once in a while he would still be with us today.


  9. loved it. Just plain LOVED IT.

    I think they wanted to get a couple points across with this documentary and succeeded on both fronts. First, I think they wanted everyone to hear Micheals messege about loving each other unconditionally and taking care of the planet before it’s too late. Check, they did that.

    Second, I think they wanted to show all the haters out there that he was indeed physically able to do the dancing and singing. This was my biggest question because I too bought into the media’s perception of Michael. Well, this showed just how focused and sharp he was.

    This really was going to be a huge event, and what brought tears to my eyes knowing that all of those dancers, musicians and singers never got the chance to show the world that Michael truly was the King of Pop.

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