The soundtrack to Twilight debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 this week, becoming the third No. 1 film soundtrack this year after Juno and Mamma Mia! According to Nielsen SoundScan, the soundtrack moved 165,000 copies in the US. 29% (48,000) of its sales were digital downloads which is the second-biggest digital week for a soundtrack since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking album download sales in 2004 (High School Musical bowed with 62,000 downloads in August 2007).
Last week’s No. 1, AC/DC’s “Black Ice” from Columbia dropped 41% to No. 2 with 160,000 copies and the soundtrack to Disney’s High School Musical 3 stayed in third place for a second straight week with a 32% drop to 110,000 copies sold.
Twilight hits theaters next week, November 21st.
Source: Nielsen SoundScan (via THR)