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'This Is It' already a box-office smash

ADVANCE sales for "This Is It" look set to make the concert movie starring the late Michael Jackson one of the hottest tickets of the year.

Two weeks ahead of its opening, more than 1,600 showings around the world have already sold out and tickets are the top seller this week at two major online ticket outlets.

That puts "This Is It" in the same territory as next month's highly anticipated "Twilight" sequel "New Moon" and other films that have generated high pre-release sales.

"The pre-sales activity all over the world has been nothing short of extraordinary," said Steve Elzer, a spokesman for Columbia Pictures. "But exhibitors have really met the demand by adding screens, and tickets are available for anyone who would want to see it, anytime," he said.

"This Is It" is composed of footage of the singer rehearsing for a series of London concerts just before his unexpected death on June 25.

Sony plans to ship more than 8,500 prints of the film, which opens on October 28, to exhibitors in 75 countries.


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