Jacko Rules the World

'This Is It' wears crown as 'Paranormal Activity' heads for $100M
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 1, 2009 1:34 PM CST
FILE - In this June 23, 2009 file handout photo provided by AEG, pop star Michael Jackson rehearses at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/ Kevin Mazur, AEG/Getty Images, File)
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(Newser) This Is It lived up to its name at the weekend box office, raking in $21.3 million domestically and $101 million internationally. The Michael Jackson documentary's strong showing prompted distributor Sony to extend its original 2-week run by 3 weeks, through Thanksgiving weekend, reports Variety. The sleeper sensation Paranormal Activity racked up $16.5 million and is headed for a total haul of $100 million, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The top five:

  1. This Is It, $21.3 million
  2. Paranormal Activity, $16.5 million
  3. Law Abiding Citizen, $7.3 million
  4. Couples Retreat, $6.1 million
  5. Saw VI, $5.6 million
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