Buzz is building on the highly anticipated Michael Jackson concert film 'This Is It,' with hundreds of initial showings selling out worldwide via online ticket pre-sales, according to Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Sony tells "The Insider" that the first 24 hours of pre-sales activity for the film is showing unprecedented demand around the globe, with fans securing their tickets in cities ranging from Los Angeles, Houston, Nashville and New York to London, Sydney, Bangkok and Tokyo. Record sales and sellouts are also being reported in France, Germany, Holland, Sweden, Belgium and New Zealand, with online pre-sales showing more advanced interest than such blockbusters as the 'Harry Potter' and 'Transformers' films.
In theaters October 28 for a limited two-week engagement, 'Michael Jackson's This Is It' features never-before-seen rehearsal footage of the late Jackson's giant "This Is It" concert series, which was to run for 50 dates in London's O2 Arena. The film is directed by long-time Jackson collaborator Kenny Ortega.
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