Epic Records, which is selling a “Deluxe” two-disc, 100-minute version and a less-expensive 78-minute, single-disc album, says fans will “experience his music in an entirely new way.”
The “Deluxe” version is the soundtrack to Cirque du Soleil’s “Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour,” which began a North American tour last month.
The 22 tracks include parts of 42 of Jackson’s greatest hits, but “with a little extra or a little less than the songs you grew up with,” said Kevin Antunes, who has the title of “music designer” for the Cirque project.
(EW.com) — Although it didn’t set a franchise record, “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1” had one of the best openings in box-office history by debuting to $139.5 million, according to studio estimates.
That’s the fifth-best opening weekend ever, behind “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2,” “The Dark Knight,” “Spider-Man 3,” and “The Twilight Saga: New Moon,” which held on to the franchise record.
“New Moon” debuted to a slightly better $142.8 million on the same November weekend two years ago. What’s interesting is how closely “Breaking Dawn” followed “New Moon’s” trajectory. “New Moon” grossed $72.7 million its first day, and then dropped 42 percent on Saturday and 34 percent on Sunday. By comparison, “Breaking Dawn” earned $72 million on Friday (the third-best opening day ever), and then fell 44 percent on Saturday and a projected 34 percent today.
Los Angeles (CNN) — Three of Michael Jackson’s brothers settled a lawsuit Monday that they filed last week against a company they alleged “duped” them in a deal to sell replicas of jackets worn by the pop icon.
The endorsement of the “Thriller” and “Beat It” jackets was the first involving Michael Jackson’s oldest son, Prince, who posed for pictures with his uncles as they autographed the limited-edition jackets last month.
“Marlon, Tito and I created this project as a tribute to our brother Michael and his fans worldwide, and we are very happy that there has been a resolution,” Jackie Jackson said Monday. The brothers’ announcement didn’t specify the terms of the settlement.