'This Is It's run extended as creditors seek money owed

Monday November 2, 2009

Michael Jackson's movie This Is It topped the US box office this weekend after pulling in over $101 million in its first five days. The film's success has convinced studio bosses to extend its run beyond its original two-week period.

Meanwhile, Michael's estate still has much to deal with in the wake of the king of pop's death. Four more creditors have come out of the woodwork to make claims.

Filmmaker John Landis says he is owed more than $400,000 after Michael made a deal to take the famous Thriller video – which John directed - to Broadway. The bosses of Levitsky Productions, the company that hired the director also claim they are owed $1 million.

Producer George Folsey Jr is seeking money owed to him from the success of Thriller-related merchandise.

Michael's one-time-manager, Leonard Rowe, claims that he is owed $51,000 for the work he was contracted to do for the London performances that never took place.

And finally Michael's dermatologist, Dr Arnold Klein, has submitted an invoice for treatments received during some 26 visits to his office.

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