Monday, January 06, 2014

Soundtrack Synergy

It's not just the movie that's doing well.

Disney's Frozen soundtrack is aiming for No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.
Industry sources suggest the animated feature's companion album could sell over 140,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, Jan. 5.

That could be enough to bump the current No. 1 champ, Beyonce's self-titled album, down to No. 2.
In the most recent week (ending Dec. 29), the album jumped from No. 8 to No. 4 on the Billboard 200, selling 106,000 (up 31 percent) according to Nielsen SoundScan. ...

When you have a successful musical that people are flocking to see, you get dandy side benefits: Music sales that are separate and apart from the movie, and open up a separate revenue stream.

If that isn't synergy, I don't know what is. Look for the Broadway stage version to soon roll down the pike. Can more song-filled cartoons be far behind?

Add On: And the movie continues to zoom right along:

... This past weekend -- its sixth in nationwide release -- the Disney Animation Studios' Thanksgiving entry took in $19.6 million to place No. 1. That's the most earned by any film in its sixth weekend of release, outside of Avatar ($34.9) and Titanic ($25.2 million), not accounting for inflation.


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