BILLBOARD 200: FROZEN KEEPS GRIP ON TOP SPOT
DISNEY’S SOUNDTRACK TO FROZEN refuses to budge from the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200. The set spends its ninth nonconsecutive week atop the list, having sold 149,000 copies in the week ending April 6 (down 8 percent), according to Nielsen SoundScan.
The album is one week away from tying Disney’s The Lion King for the longest run at No. 1 by an animated film soundtrack.
Lion King roared for 10 nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1 in 1994 and 1995.
Frozen has now sold 1.9 million units. It has been among the top three bestselling albums every week for the past 14 consecutive weeks. ...
-- Keith Caulfield, Billboard
And ... I donno ... the performance of the movie and associated products might have something to do with this:
Shares in The Walt Disney Company (DIS) have been outstanding performers in recent quarters, even when you consider how strong this five year bull market has been. The stock price of this bluest of the blue chips have been red hot, outperforming the S&P500 by nearly thirty percentage points since January 1, 2013. ...