Disney's 'Frozen' Soundtrack Tops Billboard Album Chart With Strongest Sales Week
The Disney Studios animation's soundtrack is currently at the top of the charts due to a huge increase in sales from Easter shopping.
Disney's 'Frozen' has quickly become one the most successful animation movies of all-time, reaching record numbers not just at the cinema, but in the music industry as well, with the movie's soundtrack finds itself topping the charts once again.
'Frozen' soundtrack is No.1 on the Billboard 200
The studio album to the beloved fairytale flick has reached No.1 on the Billboard 200 album charts for an 11th time by earning its biggest sales week to date, mainly charged by Easter shopping.
In the week leading up to Easter, which ended on April 20th, the soundtrack sold 259,000 copies, which is a total increase of 94% from the previous week when the album only sold 133,000 but still reached No.1.
This week's sales results also mark another accomplishment, the album has now shifted 100,000 copies for the fifth straight week, and at this current time 'Frozen' has sold a total of 2.3 million copies.
The album has now earned most weeks at No.1 for a movie soundtrack since 'Titanic' in 1998, which featured the epic Celine Deon track 'My Heart Will Go On.'
The flick is now the highest-grossing animation film of all-time
This is also the fourth animated movie soundtrack to reach No.1 since the chart became a weekly issue 56 years ago, following Disney's 'The Lion King' (1994) and 'Pocahontas' (1995), as well as Jack Johnson's 'Curious George' (2006). But 'Frozen' now stands alone as the longest-running No. 1 soundtrack by an animated film, beating 'The Lion King' which reached 10 straight weeks at the top of the charts.
Besides from the film's musical numbers, it is also highest grossing animation of all-time, beating the $1.063 billion mark which was set by the Disney/Pixar movie 'Toy Story 3' in 2010.
As of now, 'Frozen' has earned $1,129,235,327 in ticket sales around the world.
The Disney Studios film also saw success at this year's Academy-Awards after it took home two Oscars, one for Best Animated Feature and another for Best Original Song (Let It Go).