Michael Jackson`s This Is It movie synopsis: Michael Jackson's This Is It will offer Jackson fans and music lovers worldwide a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the performer as he developed, created and rehearsed for his sold-out concerts that would have taken place beginning this summer in London's O2 Arena. Chronicling the months from March through June, 2009, the film is produced with the full support of the Estate of Michael Jackson and drawn from more than one hundred hours of behind-the-scenes footage, featuring Jackson rehearsing a number of his songs for the show. Audiences will be given a privileged and private look at Jackson as he has never been seen before. In raw and candid detail, Michael Jackson's This Is It captures the singer, dancer, filmmaker, architect, creative genius, and great artist at work as he creates and perfects his final show.
Box Office: The film performed exceptionally well at the box office, grossing more internationally than in North America. The film's current total worldwide gross is over $252 million. Sony's exit polling indicated that the film's commercial potential was of an audience consisting mostly of adult women. The film made 19.1 million in 3 and a half days of its wide release, going on to take first place in the weekend box office chart with $23,234,394 at 3,481 theaters—with, a per-theater average of $6,675 over the period of five days. This return had underperformed to both Sony and film analysts expectations,—Sony's had originally expected the film to make an estimated 50 million, but after the film's disappointing three-day gross, Sony lowered their expectations to 35 million, while analysts expected an estimated 30 million for the weekend. In the film's second weekend of wide release, it declined to 43.4%, making $13,157,944, placing it at second at the box office, behind A Christmas Carol—which had grossed more than twice what This Is It made. The film completed its theatrical run in North America on December 3, 2009.
See also Michael Jackson`s This Is It movie trailer: