Leave it to Michael Jackson to out-perform the competition.

Amid enormous buzz and record ticket presales, the much-anticipated movie featuring footage of Jackson's last days rehearsing for his comeback concert tour could greatly exceed expectations at the global box office.

Indeed, 'This Is It' which opens wide on Oct. 28 for a two-week run, is leading ticket sales on Fandango, overtaking this week's movie releases and putting up numbers that rival recent blockbuster presales for 'Star Trek' and 'Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince.' And here's a doozy: Nikki Finke reports that executives at AEG, the concert promoter that was to present Jackson's series of 50 shows in London, are predicting the movie could deliver $250 million within five days of its international premiere.
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