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Projections: Michael Jackson's 'This Is It' Set for No. 1



By : Kelly Burner | Posted: 01 Feb 2010


Several theatrical titles hit DVD and Blu-ray Disc Jan. 26. Among the group was the concert film Michael Jackson’s This Is It ($72.1 million), from Sony Pictures, which features behind the scenes footage from the rehearsals of Michael Jackson’s sold-out comeback tour. Also released was Disney’s sci-fi thriller Surrogates ($38.6 million), starring Bruce Willis, and Lionsgate’s Saw VI ($27.7 million). Lastly is Drew Barrymore’s directorial debut Whip It ($13 million), a comedy from Fox starring Ellen Page.

Although concert films rarely are chart-toppers, Michael Jackson’s This Is It will surely be the exception. With almost twice the box-office power of Surrogates and an immense fan base, This Is It will likely debut as the No. 1 selling DVD and Blu-ray Disc for the week ending Jan. 31. However, there is a possibility that Surrogates will steal first place on the national rental charts.
 

Rank

Title

Studio

Weeks on Chart

 

Projected Top 3 Sellers for Week Ending 1/31/2010

 

1

This Is It

Sony Pictures

New

2

Surrogates

Disney

New

3

Saw VI

Lionsgate

New

 

Projected Top 3 Rentals for Week Ending 1/31/2010

 

1

Surrogates

Lionsgate

New

2

This Is It

Sony Pictures

New

3

Saw Vi

Lionsgate

New


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