Spokesman Steve Elzer says the studio will submit "Michael Jackson's This Is It" for Academy Awards consideration.
The film was made from rehearsal footage recorded as Jackson prepared for a series of comeback concerts in London before his death in June. The film opened worldwide Wednesday and has already earned $20.1 million at the box office, along with praise from critics and fans.
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A spokeswoman for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says that once the film completes a seven-day run, it will be eligible for consideration in sound and editing categories as well as best picture.