The ‘This Is It’ film and CD could make up to $400 million in sales as movie theatres around the world announce their highest ever advance sales.
The movie will open in more than ninety countries, including three-thousand four-hundred cinemas in the US alone.
Sony Pictures won the bidding war for the rights to the rehearsal footage featured in the film, paying in excess of $60 million according to court papers.
The two-disc CD could sell as many as 500,000 copies in the US alone.
Michael’s estate will receive 90% of the profits from the movie.
Source: Bloomberg & MJWN
In the UK, Smooth Radio listeners and readers of their web site have been voting for their best artist of all time and Michael, of course, has come out on top!