Rewinding the Charts: In 2008, 'Twilight' Topped the Box Office & the HipHopMagz 200


The soundtrack grew to become the primary of 5 prime 5 albums for the franchise.

Three soundtracks reached No. 1 on the all-genre Billboard 200 albums chart in 2008, however just one, the companion to Twilight, paved the way in which for an eventual 5 prime 5 albums for its franchise.

The Twilight soundtrack debuted with what was then the second-biggest digital gross sales week for a soundtrack, behind the High School Musical 2 album the yr earlier than. In Twilight's first week, as mirrored on the Nov. 22, 2008-dated chart, the soundtrack offered 165,000 complete copies within the U.S., based on Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 48,000 had been in downloads, the then-second-biggest digital week for a soundtrack since Nielsen started monitoring digital gross sales in 2003; High School Musical debuted with 62,000 in digital gross sales in August 2007. (The present digital gross sales week document for a soundtrack belongs to the debut body of Fifty Shades of Grey, in 2015, with 170,000, whereas the largest digital week total for any album is owned by Adele's 25, which premiered with a stratospheric 1.6 million in digital gross sales in 2015.)

Why did the Twilight soundtrack carry out so nicely? Its observe record was stacked. The lead single, Paramore's "Decode" -- which additionally appeared on the group's third LP Brand New Eyes in 2009 -- reached No. 33 on the Billboard Hot 100, turning into, on the time, the group's second-highest charting music (after 2008's "Misery Business"; No. 26) and second prime 40 hit. "Decode" additionally reached No. 5 on the Alternative Songs chart, marking the band's third of 5 prime 10s up to now.

The opening music on the soundtrack, Muse's "Supermassive Black Hole," rose to No. 6 on Alternative Songs, incomes the group its fifth of an eventual 15 prime 10s. The rock-centered album additionally options Linkin Park, Collective Soul and Iron & Wine.

Twilight's inaugural soundtrack paved the way in which for 10 complete charting albums on the Billboard 200 from the five-film sequence, making it one of the profitable movie franchises on Billboard's charts.

Here's a glance again in any respect Twilight titles on the Billboard 200 (ranked chronologically), from soundtracks to authentic scores:

Title, Peak Position, Peak Date
Twilight, No. 1 (one week), Nov. 22, 2008
Twilight: The Score (Carter Burwell), No. 65, Jan. 24, 2009
The Twilight Saga: New Moon, No. 1 (one week), Nov. 7, 2009
The Twilight Saga: New Moon: The Score, No. 80, Dec. 12, 2009
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, No. 2, June 26, 2010
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse: The Score, No. 20, July 17, 2010
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part 1, No. four, Nov. 26, 2011
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part 1: The Score, No. 195, Dec. 21, 2011
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part 2, No. three, Dec. 1, 2012
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part 2: The Score, No. 91, Dec. 15, 2012

Vampire love story Twilight, starring Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, opened at No. 1 on the field workplace, with a $69.6 million home gross (Nov. 21-23, 2008). Its complete $192 million haul ranks fourth for the sequence; 2010's The Twilight Saga: Eclipse takes first place with $300.5 million.