The opening day data evidently understated interest in the new The Lumineers, Deftones, and Zakk Wylde albums.
With several more days of data now available, Hits Daily Double has upgraded its projections for the three releases.
The Lumineers’ “Cleopatra,” which was originally pacing for a first week US sales figure in the 75-80,000 range, is now on track to shift 90-100,000 copies.
The inclusion of TEA (track sales/10) and SEA (track streams/1500) should result in a first week consumption total of 93-105,000.
Barring a surprise release or turn of events, those figures should respectively earn “Cleopatra” #1 on Top Album Sales and the Billboard 200.
Originally in the 38-43,000 range, the sales projection for Deftones’ “Gore” is up to 55-60,000 (and 58-65,000 in total consumption). Zakk Wylde’s “Book Of Shadows II,” which originally appeared set for 14-17,000 in sales, is now on track to sell 19-22,000 copies (and generate 20-23,000 in total consumption).
Hits also provides projections for Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals’ “Call It What It Is” :: 17-20,000 in sales, 18-22,000 in total consumption.