The Suicide Squad soundtrack is sailing toward No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, according to industry forecasters. Those in the know suggest the set, which was released on Aug. 5 through WaterTower Music/Atlantic Records, may earn upward of 130,000 to 140,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Aug. 11.
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The top 10 of the new Aug. 27-dated Billboard 200 chart -- where Suicide Squad may launch at No. 1 -- is scheduled to be revealed on Billboard’s websites on Sunday, Aug. 14.