Walt Disney Records’ soundtrack to the hit Disney Channel Original Movie “Teen Beach Movie” debuts at No. 8 on the Billboard 200 chart after scanning 25,000 units in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Teen Beach Movie is the first non-sequel TV movie soundtrack to debut in Top 10 on the Billboard 200 since 2008’s Camp Rock soundtrack.
In addition to its Top 10 Billboard debut, the album also ranked No. 1 on Billboard’s Soundtrack and No. 2 on the Children’s Music charts. The album also fast tracked its way to No. 1 on the iTunes Soundtrack chart and was No. 3 on the Album Overall chart. Moreover, 6 songs ranked in the Top 15 on the iTunes Singles chart including, “Cruisin’ For A Bruisin’,” “Falling For Ya,” “Like Me,” “Can’t Stop Singing,” “Surf’s Up,” “Surf Crazy,” “Meant to Be,” and “Oxygen.”
Disney Channel’s premiere and two encore telecasts of “Teen Beach Movie” (July 19-21) reached a noteworthy 17.3 million unique Total Viewers including nearly eight million Kids 2-11 and five million Adults 18-49. Friday’s premiere telecast was TV’s #1 movie year to-date in Total Viewers (8.39 million) and the #1 cable TV telecast in Kids 2-11 (4.59 million), Kids 6-11 (3.89 million) and Tweens 9-14 (3.39 million). Its availability over seven days (July 15-21) on the authenticated WATCH Disney Channel service resulted in over 734,000 views. A Dance Along telecast, hosted by the cast airs on Disney Channel with dance tutorials also available on DisneyChannel.com on Saturday, July 27 (8:00 p.m. ET/PT)
Starring “Teen Beach Movie” are Ross Lynch (of Disney Channel’s “Austin & Ally” and Hollywood Records’ R5) and Maia Mitchell (ABC Family’s “The Fosters”) as Brady and McKenzie, surfers who take the last wave of summer, one that mysteriously takes them into a classic beach party movie, Wet Side Story. There, it’s surfers versus bikers for control of the beach hangout…and everyone spontaneously breaks into song and dance. Brady and McKenzie must try to return to present day, but their lives may be changed forever when they inadvertently change the movie’s romantic storyline — and the movie’s handsome surf guy, Tanner, is falling for McKenzie while biker girl Lela is swooning for Brady.
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