Movie Magic Although most may not think of Jacksonâ€™s career as an actor, but his movies were big smashes on home video and at the box office. His 1989 collection of videosâ€”a short film titled Moonwalkerâ€”went 8x platinum. Although 1978â€™s The Wiz didnâ€™t fare well in theatres, Jacksonâ€™s swan song documentary â€œThis Is Itâ€ posted monster numbers worldwide. After initially looking to only do a two-week run, the film was extended to a longer run and resulted in over $260 million in revenue. The film cracked the top-25 advance ticket sellers of all-time and still remains as the highest-grossing documentary ever.