'This Is It' exceeds $200 mil worldwide
Michael Jackson film drawing repeat business, Sony saysSony's "Michael Jackson's This Is It" has notched another milestone, with the studio announcing the doc has taken in more than $200 million worldwide. While the film has grossed $61 million domestically, it's more than doubled that number internationally, where it has taken in $140 million.
Outside of North America, the film has performed best in such countries as Japan ($27.2 million), U.K. ($14.3 million), Germany ($12.1 million), France ($12.1 million) and Australia ($7.2 million).
"We are seeing repeat business throughout the world because this movie is so rich with Michael performing his most renowned and recognized songs while offering such a unique, never-before-seen perspective on his artistry," Jeff Blake, chairman of Sony Pictures worldwide marketing and distribution said.