Ticket sales are expected to break records, with no other movie in history generating this much pre-sale demand & revenue. Wow!! I’m about as fanatical about Michael Jackson as anybody, but there’s no way in HELL I’m trying to see this movie w/that many people trying to stuff their big asses @ the show. I’ll catch a weekday matinee when they do a full release (har, har).

In North America, online ticket sellers Fandango and MovieTickets.com report that there is extraordinary demand for the film with hundreds of showtimes already sold out after one day of pre-sales. Some 80% of all online ticketing service transactions were for the film, which will debut in some markets with special advance showings the evening of Tuesday, October 27 and will open worldwide on Wednesday, October 28. The film is directed by long-time Jackson collaborator Kenny Ortega.

Domestically, an unprecedented number of shows for the two-week engagement have sold out in the first 24 hours of ticket availability in locations from coast-to-coast, including such cities as Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston, Nashville and New York, among others. Internationally, exhibitors from London and Sydney to Bangkok and Tokyo have experienced the same epic demand. [SOURCE]