Justin Bieber - Justin Bieber's Concert Movie Tops Jackson's U.s. Takings

Justin Bieber's Never Say Never has been crowned the most successful concert movie ever at the U.S. box office after overtaking earnings for Michael Jackson's This Is It - but he insists the King of Pop is "still the greatest".
The teen idol's film has grossed $72.2 million (£45.1 million) in tickets sales in America since it was released last month (Feb11), taking it just above the $72.1 million (£45 million) Jackson's movie made.
And Bieber admits he is stunned by the record.
In a series of posts on his Twitter.com page, he writes, "Proud of Never Say Never 3D and grateful 2 the fans 4 making it the #1 grossing concert doc of All Time!! MJ is still the greatest! Honored. But regardless thank you thank you thank you to all those that did and are continuing to support Nsn3d around the world. Much love.
"MJ is still and always will be the King Of Pop! and worldwide we got a long way to go. MJ the Greatest Ever."
The Thriller icon's posthumous movie has earned $261 million (£174 million) globally. The picture, which features rehearsal footage from Jackson's doomed London shows, was released in 2009 following the star's shock death.


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There is no comparison Period!!! I'm getting sick of hearing the media hype on Bieber, and trying to compare Bieber to Michael Jackson!. Bieber may have the voice talent, but that is it! He sucks as a dancer, He cannot do both, He doesn't have the magic, charisma, nor Jackson style of dance. There is only one true superstar, Michael Jackson.The Greatest Entertainer of All time! Bieber couldn't win 1 Grammy in the Grammy Awards, on his first album, while Michael has 12 & a Grammy Legend Award in his career. Michael won 8 & produce the biggest selling album of all time "Thriller", So big f@&kin deal, that Bieber broke a Concert movie tickets sale. MJ was in the middle of rehearsal for his concert dates for these last 2 years. If Michael hadn't die suddenly & unexpected. Then Michael would be back on top and stay there! His comeback concert, would've beat any records set. Bieber face it you are no Michael Jackson, nor will ever be or replace the King Of Pop! Movie ticket's don't mean a damn thing, if you can't even get a Grammy award, or come close to beating Michael's musical records & awards in talent. This entertainment media is trying to make you a Michael Jackson, The world will not accept another one, because Michael Jackson was one of a kind, that is something that the world cannot replace in history!
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Interestingly, the media fails to report that it took Beiber 6 weeks of box office to accomplish what Michael did in 5 weeks. Had TII run longer, we would have seen much larger box office records for Beiber to beat. I have nothing against Beiber seeing success. But I agree, American media has been biased against Jackson for decades. Failure to report the FULL truth just continues to lend to misconceptions for the public and it really just gets ridiculous what they try to do to THE LEGEND of Michael J. Jackson. RIP Our Sweet, Forever KING
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I don't want to take anything away from Bieber. I'm not a fan but he has on numerous occasions talked about how much he idolized Michael and often gives MJ credit for his inspiration and also - as in this twitter - says MJ is the "greatest ever." More than a lot of current artists will do. However, I agree with previous posters that the press has done nothing but trash Michael for decades which Bieber has never had to face - and also - Kathleen's comment: Let's see how Justin's doing in 35 years, then maybe we can make a comparison.
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well said seajaybird! ..sick of justin berber lol .. he has no talent and came out of no where or maybe u tube.. who knows to me .. hes just a brat one hit wonder for teenagers!! just something to talk about at some overnight pj party for 12 year olds..MJ out of it he has nothing to do with michael !!! MJ is in a class by himself!!! to me the entainment world is boring without him!!!no sparkle! no talent! includes the new ga ga freak and all others as well!! what would they do without electronics!!!! be still singing in the bedrooms and looking in the mirror!!!! michael is gone no new talent out there!!! and hollywood is so trashy no class or glamour!!! red carpet includes trash nobodys dopeheads and losers with no faces!! or older actors kids trying to make it like their parents did!! not to mention no looks department and no talent!! spoil brats using their parents name to get their foot in the door cause they didnt get out and do something for themselves!! losers !!! theives drugs spoilbrats!!! not to mention KK and her sisters with nothing to offer but drama lol LH is a good example !!! michael jackson had the talent worked his way up the superstar ladder and is the king and no body can claim his success ever !!! there just copies!!! no sparkle and class!!
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lol lol lol he is a joke !!! quit pushing a no talent act !!! using MK's name !!! stop spending money on this brat!! hes just a scared little u tube nobody!! I know theres not any fresh materal out there .. but come on .. give us some talent !!! tired of one hit wonders with electronics to cover up the real no talent no sparkle wanna be's!!!
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you parents better wake up !! their put out there to corrupt our country and its future!! nothing but evil to offer no talent no class and spreading of evil to our youth!! justin berber? has no talent! and hollywood is just a world of drugs and nobodys !! boring!!!! no stars michael was the last and now the sparkle is gone folks!!! only left are a few old heads pushing their no talent kids !!! to work and bring in the money cause they wont work !!!
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speaking of ruining our country with evil!! lady lol ga ga is the worst and again rates with justin bebber or whats his name lol .. the worst!! a joke !!! again "they" are making millions off marketing junk!! when we have seen the real thing in MJ!!! get some real talent out there if you can find it!! and stop pushing the losers on us!!! they dont deserve the marketing you investing in them they wont last!!! the kids of the past stars or just making money selling their souls to hell and ruining our kids!! and boring us to death with the electric junk voices and sex!! gaga is the worst ever and cant believe kim and her funny family are bringing in millons doing nothing!! wake up people!!!
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jUSTIN BIEBER, CAMEOUT OUT OF NOTHING, HE IS LIKE A PUPPET ON A STRING, THEY SAW HIM AS $$$$ AND NOTHING ELSE THERE IS NO TALET HERE, I KNOW KIDS WHO REALLY DESERVES A CHANCE HE WAS JUST LUCKY. IT WONT BE LONG HE WILL BE JUST ANOTHER ONE PASSING TROUGH I DONT GET WHY THEY EVEN COMPARE HIMA TO A LEGEND, I STILL DONT GET IT......MICHAEL JACKSON KING OF POP! WE MISS YOU MICHAEL ANGEL...
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Who is this person?????????????
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Why are people all excited about Bieber surpassing MJ's box office in U.S? It took Bieber 6 weeks to do what MJ did in 5 weeks..And after 2 weeks, bieber and his team re-released the darned thing with added scenes and the prices of the tickets are way more expensive for being a 3D movie!..This Is It still holds the worldwide record, it grossed $189.1 million overseas - and globally grossed $261.2 millions..Bieber is not even closed to "This is it" .So shut up people!!!
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