Michael Jackson’s This Is It broke new records Sunday when it passed the $100 million mark globally at the box office, making it the highest grossing concert film of all time.
Based on industry estimates Sunday (so including Sunday based on an estimate) This Is It grossed $32.5 million in five-days in the United States. Its three-day weekend take was $21 million, putting it ahead of viral sensation Paranormal Activity.
Proving the increasing power on the non-US box office, the international box office for This Is It of $68.5 million bought the total box office globally to $101 million to Sunday. That figure makes This Is It the highest grossing concert film of all time, ahead of the $65 million from previous record holder (and you couldn’t have beaten a better target) Hanna Montana: Best of Both Worlds.
This Is It was originally only slated for a two week release, which may have influenced the strong immediate box office numbers. Likewise though, if This Is It ticket sales continue on their merry way, expect it to get a longer run.