It looks like the Jonas Brothers will not only dominate the box office this weekend with its new "3D Concert Experience" film, they're also poised to snare a top five debut on The Billboard 200 next week with the movie's companion soundtrack.
The new Hollywood Records album was lodged in the top three of Nielsen SoundScan's Building chart released on Friday, Feb. 27. Unweighted sales of the Brothers' "3D Concert Experience" album through the close of business Thursday, Feb. 26, stood at 25,000. That number will grow bigger over the weekend, as sales will undoubtedly be impacted by the film's theatrical release.
Billboard estimates the seven merchants who report to Nielsen SoundScan's Building chart -- Trans World Entertainment, Best Buy, iTunes, Starbucks, Borders, Target and Anderson Merchandisers -- comprise about 70% of all U.S. album sales.
Other albums on target for high debuts on next week's Billboard 200, based on sales reflected on the Friday Building chart, include Lamb of God's "Wrath" (Prosthetic/Epic) and Jake Owen's "Easy Does It" (RCA). Meanwhile, the "Slumdog Millionaire" soundtrack (Interscope/IGA) may make a leap into the top 10, following the film's eight Academy Award wins on Feb. 22.