Relative to the wildly optimistic forecasts for the Michael Jackson rehearsal film 'This is It,' the movie's five-day worldwide box office opening -- $32.5 million domestic, $68.5 million foreign ($101 total worldwide) -- qualifies as a disappointment. One of its backers had actually predicted a $250 million five-day performance.

Nonetheless, Sony claimed victory Sunday, declaring 'This is It' the "highest grossing concert film of all time" and announced it was extending the planned two-week run through Thanksgiving weekend.