It looks like the Suicide Squad soundtrack is mirroring the success of the film itself. Suicide Squad: The Album, featuring the likes of Twenty One Pilots and Panic! At The Disco, marks the highest-selling soundtrack debut this year with streams and sales topping over 182,000 in the first week.
Suicide Squad: The Album hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 200 and boasts the largest streaming week for a soundtrack in history with over 32 million streams. According to NME, the last film soundtrack to top the Billboard Hot 200 was Pitch Perfect 2 in May 2015.
It also claimed the No. 1 spot on the iTunes Top Overall Albums chart in 66 countries, including the United States. Twenty One Pilot's “Heathens” nabbed the No. 1 spot on the iTunes singles chart, with three tracks landing in the top 10.
“We had a creative vision early on and remained vigilant to seeing that through to the very end,” says Kevin Weaver, President of Film/TV at Atlantic Records. “This is a true testament that great songs with a unique tone, created with the intent to become an artistic body of work—and connected to a film as massively and culturally relevant as Suicide Squad—can achieve momentous commercial success.”
The film also landed the biggest August domestic debut weekend ever with grosses of $135 million.