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‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1’ Soundtrack Sells 21,000 Units First Week, Hanging Tree Continues Climb


Lorde’s soundtrack for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 has entered Billboard’s 200 Albums chart at #18, selling 21,000 units the first week after release on November 17, 2014. Although only two weeks have passed since release, this is the smallest debut for the soundtracks so far. The Hunger Games‘ soundtrack sold 175,000 units in the first week, while the Catching Fire soundtrack sold 55,000 units in the first week.

The soundtrack debuted on Billboard’s Soundtracks chart at #3.

It’ll be interesting to see in the coming weeks whether the score by James Newton Howard will fare better, since this is the album that contains the rising single ‘The Hanging Tree’ from the film. The song debuted at #29 on the UK Singles chart after only half a week of sales. Just a day after release, The Hanging Tree was #4 on the US iTunes song chart and currently rests at #2.

What do you think, tributes? Did you only buy one or the other or did you buy both? Where do you think the score will land in the scheme of things?

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