Michael Jackson movie sells out in advance of October 2009 opening date

American audiences snap up tickets to the Michael Jackson movie – This Is It

Tickets to the Michael Jackson movie ‘This Is It’ have sold out in America.
The movie was scheduled to have a two week run and tickets went on sale last night, recently Hannah Montanah’s 3D concert had a similar rush for tickets, with many turning to Ebay to pay inflated prices to see the movie.

Fans in California queued for up to three days to get their hands on tickets to the Los Angeles shows.
The film is based on rehearsal footage of Jackson’s final concerts at the O2 in London. He died three weeks before the opening night.

High School Musical director Kenny Ortega collated more than 100 hours of footage for the film, he was musical director for the ‘This Is It’ tour, having previously worked with Jackson on his ‘Dangerous’ and ‘HIStory’ tours.

The film will premiere in 25 cities around the world next month and will open to the public for 2 weeks on October 28th.