The unveiling of the blockbuster Captain Marvel movie spurred big gains for the classic hit songs featured in the film.
Combined, the 13 pop, rock and rap tunes included in the production enjoyed a 464% jump in overall U.S. sales within the four days ending March 10th, as the release, starring Brie Larson in the title role, began preview screenings on the evening of the 7th.
Embed from Getty ImagesSome of the biggest gainers included “Celebrity Skin” as the largest-selling song from the film, jumping 2,222% in addition to Nirvana’s “Come As You Are” (up 371%), No Doubt’s “Just a Girl” (up 720%) and Garbage’s “Only Happy When It Rains” (up 1,351%). In terms of on-demand audio and video streams, the 13 recordings also enjoyed a notable bump. Collectively, they tallied a 43% gain, rising to 4.09 million streams from March 7-10 as compared to 2.85 million in the four preceding days.
In addition to the movies’ music boost it’s also features the first female lead ever in a Marvel film. The character will make an appearance in the upcoming Endgame movie which is due out April 26th.
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