Suicide Squad soundtrack tops Billboard 200 chart

Box office champ Suicide Squad scores an impressive double win after topping this week's album charts.

(REUTERS) - The soundtrack for comic book movie Suicide Squad took top billing on the weekly US Billboard 200 charts on Monday (Aug 15) in the best showing for a film soundtrack since Pitch Perfect 2 in May 2015.

The Suicide Squad soundtrack sold more than 182,000 album units, according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan.

Canadian R&B artist Drake held onto second spot with Views, with 73,000 units sold, while Christian rock band Skillet's new album Unleashed debuted in the No.3 spot.

Last week's chart topper, DJ Khaled's Major Key, slipped to No.7 in its second week.

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).