Word from Disney today that Daft Punk’s excellent TRON:LEGACY soundtrack has debuted at #10 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart, the first soundtrack album to debut in the Top 10 in five years (since STAR WARS: REVENGE OF THE SITH in 2005). Since its December 7th release to the 12th, the TRON:LEGACY score sold 70,794 units in the United States and Canada alone. By comparison, Hans Zimmer’s INCEPTION soundtrack has sold a total of 62,000 units to date since it debuted July 13th.
This is Daft Punk’s best sales week and highest-charting album ever in the duo’s recording career, easily eclipsing their 2001 album Discovery which debuted at #44 with 34,000 unit sales.
The TRON:LEGACY soundtrack is trending high around the world on the iTunes chart as well, ranking #3 in the U.S. and #1 in France, Australia, Canada and Belgium, #2 in Germany, Ireland and New Zealand, and #3 in the UK, Spain, Denmark and Mexico. The album has also shipped Gold in France and is #1 on the Digital Album chart.
Congratulations to Daft Punk as the TRON:LEGACY groundswell continues with its theatrical opening this Friday.