Suicide Squad soundtrack scores second week atop Billboard chart

A cinema still from the movie Suicide Squad.
A cinema still from the movie Suicide Squad. PHOTO: WARNER BROS

(Reuters) - The soundtrack for comic book movie Suicide Squad spent a second week at the top of the United States Billboard 200 charts on Monday, fending off competition from country singer Justin Moore's new release Kinda Don't Care.

The soundtrack, which features songs from Twenty One Pilots, Skrillex, Panic! At The Disco and other artists, sold more than 92,000 album units in its second week, according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan.

That figure was down from the 182,000 it had in its first week - a nearly 50 per cent drop in total consumption, but enough to stay at No. 1, reported the New York Times.

The new movie meanwhile has been No. 1 at the box office for the past three weekends.

On the chart, Canadian rapper Drake's Views kept hold of the No. 2 spot, with sales of 70,000.

Moore's latest album took the No. 4 spot, while the latest offering from Canada's PartyNextDoor, PartyNextDoor 3, debuted at No. 3.

The Billboard 200 album chart tallies units from album sales, song sales (10 songs equal one album) and streaming activity (1,500 streams equal one album).

In the digital songs chart, which measures online single download sales, American duo The Chainsmokers took the top spot with Closer, with more than 116,000 copies sold for the week.