Suicide Squad Soundtrack Forecasted To Top Billboard 200 For Second Week In A Row

will be revealed on Sunday, August 21st. The heavy marketing campaign for the film can be [...]

(Photo: DC Films)

David Ayer's Suicide Squad isn't just cleaning up at the Box Office, as the accompanying Soundtrack also continues to be a force on the Billboard Music charts.

The Suicide Squad soundtrack remains number one on the Billboard 200 chart for the second week. Reports are indicating that the soundtrack could sell over 85,000 album units, with 50,000 of those being retail albums (via Billboard). In this day and age of "single" dominated purchasing, that's rather impressive, especially for a soundtrack.

The soundtrack debuted at number 1 with 182,000 units sold, and its second week total (ending August 18th) will be revealed on Sunday, August 21st. The heavy marketing campaign for the film can be attributed for some sales, but its mostly due to the excellent compilation of songs, which include Sucker For Pain, You Don't Own Me, Heathens, and Purple Lamborghini.

The film continues to defy critical reviews at the box office and has recently passed the $500 million mark worldwide in just about two weeks. That couldn't make the studio happier, and President of WB Worldwide Distribution Veronika Kwan Vandenberg expressed gratitude at the warm international reception.

"It is incredibly rewarding to see audiences around the world coming out in such a big way for Suicide Squad. We have several major markets yet to open, and expect to continue seeing strong returns at the box office for the weeks to come."

It feels good to be bad… Assemble a team of the world's most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government's disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren't picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it's every man for himself?