Thursday, June 28, 2012

The Hunger Games: Songs from District 12 and Beyond

"'The Hunger Games' cleaned up at the box office over the weekend, and its soundtrack has been a hit too. The album, featuring songs by Taylor Swift, Arcade Fire and Maroon 5, sold 175,000 copies in its first week, Nielsen SoundScan reported. That does not translate into anything close to the $155 million in tickets the film sold last weekend. But it was enough to send the soundtrack, released by Universal Republic, to No. 1 on Billboard’s album chart, the first soundtrack to open in the top spot since 'Michael Jackson’s This Is It' in late 2009" (Ben Sisario, "'Hunger Games,' the Soundtrack, Also a Hit," New York Times, 3/29/12).

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