Facing a potential 'This Is It' juggernaut, the major movie distributors ceded Halloween weekend to the Michael Jackson rehearsal film, scheduling no new wide releases against it.

Though 'This Is It' hasn't been as dominant as some had anticipated, the distributors' decision was probably the right one. There are five holdovers that figure to do okay over a weekend that will be limited by Halloween activities. Oct. 31, whether it falls on a weekday or a weekend, is typically quiet at the multiplex.