This Is It

Michael Jackson's This Is It concert film grossed $20.1 million worldwide in its first day at the box office, according to Variety.

Michael Jackson's This Is It eyes box office record

The new release took in $7.4 million domestically and $12.7 million abroad, including million-plus hauls in the U.K ($1.9 million), France ($1.4 million), Japan ($1.2 million) and Germany ($1.1 million).

Though many box office observers expected the numbers to be higher domestically, it's still expected to win the Halloween weekend. Its biggest competition is the horror thriller Paranormal Activity, which goes into wide release Friday.

Watch a clip from Michael Jackson's This Is It

Will you see This Is It this weekend?