The soundtrack became the first of five top five albums for the franchise.
Three soundtracks reached No. 1 on the all-genre Billboard 200 albums chart in 2008, but only one, the companion to Twilight, paved the way for an eventual five top five albums for its franchise.
The Twilight soundtrack debuted with what was then the second-biggest digital sales week for a soundtrack, behind the High School Musical 2 album the year before. In Twilight's first week, as reflected on the Nov. 22, 2008-dated chart, the soundtrack sold 165,000 total copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 48,000 were in downloads, the then-second-biggest digital week for a soundtrack since Nielsen began tracking digital sales in 2003; High School Musical 2 debuted with 62,000 in digital sales in August 2007. (The current digital sales week record for a soundtrack belongs to the debut frame of Fifty Shades of Grey, in 2015, with 170,000, while the biggest digital week overall for any album is owned by Adele's 25, which premiered with a stratospheric 1.6 million in digital sales in 2015.)