New Moon doesn't appear to be the only ticket in town. While the film based on the highly successful vampires novels is awaiting it's release, it looks like there is one movie that is going to be the best movie for the winter. It's opponent: Michael Jackson: This is It.
MovieTickets.com announced that the film already recorded more than 550 sellouts. Globally, Sony Pictures bragged about big business from Britain to Japan. Fandango said the concert movie was its new top-seller, ousting The Twilight Saga: New Moon.
The movie has been so many records, it is without a doubt that this movie will surpass it's $60 million budget on the first day of it's release. There are also expectations that this will become the highest grossing concert film of all time.
The highest grossing concert film of all time right now was released last year. It's Miley Cyrus's Best of Both Worlds Concert film.
The film was supposed to be a one week film. But once the film made $31 million dollar opening weekend, they kept the film in theaters for a few more weeks, and the film went on to gross $71 million dollars worldwide.
While it's still early, This Is It is on track to top Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus. During its first three days of sales, Fandango said, Jackson's film outpaced Cyrus' first three days by a wide three-to-one margin.
Looks like Miley Cyrus can't hold the record forever, and New Moon looks like it has a movie to compete with. Even though these films are pop phenoms, it can't beat the pop phenom.