On its opening night, 'This Is It,' the heavily anticipated documentary detailing the planned Michael Jackson tour of the same name, set a box office record for an October Tuesday, grossing $2.2 million, according to Variety.

The film, playing in more than 3,500 theatres nationwide (and thousands more in the 97 countries it has opened in), has already surpassed last night's number for Wednesday. Sony, the studio that paid $60 million to concert promoter AEG Entertainment to distribute the film, has yet to release international numbers, but it is widely expected that the film will do as well overseas. The studio plans to have the movie out for 16 days, but has hinted at extending the film's run if necessary.
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