Tired of Michael Jackson? The Box Office Is

Nov 4, 2009 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: NBC Connecticut

Michael Jackson 's posthumous concert documentary "This Is It" finally landed in theaters this week.

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Here's some reality for you, f'loonies. Roboblogger rulz!

"[M]easured against the breathless hype ushering it into theaters, the film’s grosses are something of a disappointment. Sony paid $60 million to acquire the film and God knows how much more to distribute and promote it.

Prior to the film’s release, one anonymous film exec told Entertainment Weekly,“It’s going to make a gazillion dollars.” Elizabeth Taylor told everyone over her Twitter feed that the movie made her weep. More than a few comparisons to “The Passion Of The Christ” were thrown around, noting both the uniqueness of the movie and the devotion of the subject’s fanbase. Early screenings all over were sold out. The movie played on over 10,000 freaking screens.

In light of all that buildup, a box office take of $21.3 million isn’t quite what you would expect.“Passion” made over three times that amount when it opened, which of course means that Jesus is exactly three times more popular than Michael Jackson. Judd Apatow’s “Funny People” was considered a failure after making $23 million in its first weekend over the summer. It’s no given that the movie will make $100 million here in the US, the traditional benchmark for a box office hit."

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MJ shine on me wrote:
I love you Michael and I'm so thankful for the great concerts and music you left.
Wacko can't hear you, he's dead.

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MJ shine on me wrote:
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I wasn't talking to Wacko.
To yourself then?

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MJ shine on me wrote:
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The name Michael is right there in the sentence.
Is your brain always in neutral?
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Here's a few excerpts from a new review by Bob Grimm of the Tuscon Weekly 11/04/09:
"It's no secret Michael Jackson owed a lot of money when he died - and lots of people wanted to get paid." "Chief among those where the folks putting together Jackson's London-based concert series, a 50-date engagement dubbed "This is it!" "It was supposed to be a big pay-day for creditors, as well as Jackson's tiumphant return."
"In the end "This is it!" went from being a spectacular live show to the bizarre film in theatres now." "This is a rushed cash-in, largely featuring footage of Jackson rehearsing that's been cobbled together to create the strangest of concert films."
And later, "But the resultant film is not a major treat." "It seems patched together quickly and shoddily, to make a quick buck." "Seeing Jackson in this condition, doing stuff he probably shouldn't have been doing because of his physical and mental state feels dirty." "His death is proof of his inability to handle the situation he'd put himself in."
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BillyDaKid09 wrote:
<quoted text>Is your brain always in neutral?
Crabby's brain is always not there! Crabby says the same things over and over again. Really boring! Crabby thinks of MJ as their god/hero and savior of the world.
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BillyDaKid09 wrote:
<quoted text>Wacko can't hear you, he's dead.
Michael Jackson's spirit can hear and feel our love.

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Michael Jackson's spirit can hear and feel our love.
And you know this how?
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smilemj wrote:
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Michael Jackson's spirit can hear and feel our love.
Spirit my ass, Michael Jackson is dead and ROTTING in his ornate tomb, nothing more.

Get over it.
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Dark island, have some respect for the dead! On every article I see your hating comments, if u hated him so much then why the hell are you constantley on the fans website, grow up and do some better with ur spare time if you hated him so much then why waste so much time on here posting notes that no one cares about! Find sumit else to do wiv ur spare time! Unless theres another reason ur on here, ur a fan!

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MJ shine on me wrote:
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I wasn't talking to Wacko.
No? Who were you talking to Mimi? Santa?

"I love you Michael and I'm so thankful for the great concerts and music you left."

That looks like a statement addressed to someone named "Michael" to me. Michael who? Tell me and I'll direct you to the right forum.::goes to look up the "if-you're-lyin'-you're-d yin'" forum for mimi::

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smilemj wrote:
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Michael Jackson's spirit can hear and feel our love.
He doesn't want to feel YOUR love. Got any little brothers he can feel the love of?

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Matt wrote:
Dark island, have some respect for the dead! On every article I see your hating comments, if u hated him so much then why the hell are you constantley on the fans website, grow up and do some better with ur spare time if you hated him so much then why waste so much time on here posting notes that no one cares about! Find sumit else to do wiv ur spare time! Unless theres another reason ur on here, ur a fan!
UR a moron.
UR willfully st00pid.
UR 2 FUNEE.
UR 2 dumb 2 live.

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Sad mate! Get a life is it bellend

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Sad mate! Get a life is it bellend
What?

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I don't think any of them (add Moronson to the mix) can get out of the house without heavy equipment being called in to tear down a wall and lift them out.
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"This is it" isn't even a real movie. Its just a bunch of performances munched up together. My brother saw it and he said it seemed pretty rushed, and plus its only for two weeks..I love michael but I'm not crazy about this movie. Doesn't seem like anything special. Pretty sad how people are trying to make a quick buck off a dead man
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ELVIS IS KING~~~ Long live the King!!
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I have watched Michael Jackson's This is it movie three bloody times because I can. I am willing to pay my full month's pay just to see him live on stage...a loser like you can't figure out how much I make in a month...may be not even worth your life time. I will pay that much just to see Michael Jackson Live!!! The genius on stage!!! Of course, a loser like you will never understand why I'll spend that much when a loser can't even grab a decent meal???!!!
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This is it is the closest thing we can get to see Michael Jackson perform again you bloody idiots!!! If you don't like him, shut the fuck up and dont spend a penny...dont be jealous that people who have money are the ones crazy for the man and don't mind spending just to see one last time you freak!!!

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