Lindulan grinds the numbers for us and sends us the soundscan sales for the Howard Shore Score!
First week sales figures for LOTR soundtrack are in, as tracked by SoundScan. LOTR sold just over 22,000 units, putting it at #116 on the album chart, #7 on the soundtrack chart. Internet sales were about 700 units, good for #36 on that chart.
May not seem very impressive, but it’s important to remember most soundtracks don’t sell very well until after the movie is released.