News

“The Hunger Games” Soundtrack Debuts at #1

View Comments
(credit: Murray Close/Lionsgate)

(credit: Murray Close/Lionsgate)

Featured Items

77820352_8Hot Cheerleader - Funny Faces 2014

Small-WttJersey Ads Are Coming

Small-WttWatch: Are You Smarter Than A 6-10?

From Our CBS Music Sites

77820352_815 Things Men Think About During Sex

77820352_8 Renee Zellweger Releases Statement About 'New Face' Rumors

listicle 3 The Hunger Games Soundtrack Debuts at #14 Things You Should Be Doing To Make Your Day Better

77820352_8Top 10 Horror Films

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

It seems like everyone went to see The Hunger Games, giving the film a #1 box office slot and a $155 million opening weekend — one of the largest in history.

Also making history is The Hunger Games soundtrack, which earns the franchise another #1. Today it debuts at the top of the Nielsen SoundScan charts, with 175,030 copies sold. This relegates Adele to the #2 slot again — but don’t feel too badly for her, as she has sold over 8 million copies of 21 to date. This also bests the first Twilight soundtrack, which debuted at #1 but only sold 164,700 copies in its first week.

The soundtrack is led by Taylor Swift and the Civil Wars’ track “Safe and Sound,” which has racked up over 7 million views on YouTube. Taylor was among the moviegoers who saw The Hunger Games this weekend. US Weekly reports she went to a Sunday screening with Glee’s Dianna Agron.

-Courtney E. Smith, CBS Local

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 25,196 other followers