'This Is It' Makes $200 Million Worldwide

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Nov. 13 2009, Published 12:50 p.m. ET

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Michael Jackson has scored a thriller at the box office, raking in more than $200 million for his behind-the-scenes concert documentary Michael Jackson's This Is It.

The movie has made $61 million in the US and it has exceeded $140 million overseas, a figure that includes $27.2 million in Japan, $14.3 million in the UK and $12.1 million in Germany.

Sony bosses say the movie has done so well because the King of Pop's fans are seeing the film again and again.

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This Is It captures Michael's final performances as he rehearsed for his final 50-date retirement tour. In the movie he performs such hits as ''Beat It,'' ''Thriller,'' ''Human Nature'' and ''Billie Jean.''

The $200 million-plus gross is almost three times more than last year's Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour - a movie some box-office watchers had used as a benchmark for This Is It.

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Michael's movie opened on Oct. 28 for a planned two-week run, but has since been extended until early next month.


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