BURBANK, Calif., Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The original motion picture score for TRON: Legacy, composed and produced by the iconic and critically acclaimed Grammy® Award–winning French duo Daft Punk, debuts on the Billboard 200 at No. 10, scanning over 70,000 units in its first week of release (according to Nielsen SoundScan). It is the first score soundtrack to debut in the Top 10 in five years ("Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith" in 2005). The soundtrack was released by Walt Disney Records on December 7, 2010. Walt Disney Pictures' "TRON: Legacy" hits U.S. theaters on December 17, 2010, in Disney Digital 3D™, Real D 3D and IMAX® 3D.
The TRON: Legacy soundtrack marks Daft Punk's best sales week and is their highest-charting album ever. The duo's previous best week was 2001's Discovery, which debuted at No. 44, with 34,000 units.
Globally, the album is in the Top 10 on the iTunes chart: in the U.S. (#3), France (#1), Australia (#1), Canada (#1), Belgium (#1), Germany (#2), Ireland (#2), New Zealand (#2), UK (#3), Spain (#3), Denmark (#3), Mexico (#3), Italy (#4), Norway (#9), Sweden (#9). The album has shipped Gold in France and is #1 on the Digital Album chart.
The TRON: Legacy soundtrack features 22 score cues and was recorded with an 85-piece orchestra at AIR Lyndhurst Studios, Britain's premier scoring facility.
"TRON: Legacy" is a 3D high-tech adventure set in a digital world that's unlike anything ever captured on the big screen. Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund), a rebellious 27-year-old, is haunted by the mysterious disappearance of his father Kevin Flynn (Oscar®- and Golden Globe®-winner Jeff Bridges), a man once known as the world's leading video-game developer. When Sam investigates a strange signal sent from the old Flynn's Arcade — a signal that could only come from his father — he finds himself pulled into a digital world where Kevin has been trapped for 20 years. With the help of the fearless warrior Quorra (Olivia Wilde), father and son embark on a life-and-death journey across a visually-stunning cyber universe — a universe created by Kevin himself that has become far more advanced with never-before-imagined vehicles, weapons, landscapes and a ruthless villain who will stop at nothing to prevent their escape. Visit the official site for more info at http://disney.go.com/tron/ and become a fan at Facebook http://www.facebook.com/Tron.
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