AC/DC Iron Man 2 Debuts #1 in Fourteen Countries
#1 ON BILLBOARD EUROPEAN ALBUM CHART
May 5, 2010
AC/DC continue to dominate charts worldwide with AC/DC Iron Man 2, the official soundtrack to this summer's blockbuster movie. Released globally on April 19, AC/DC Iron Man 2, debuted at #1 in fourteen countries including United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, Ireland, Switzerland, Belgium, New Zealand, Greece, Sweden, Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan. AC/DC Iron Man 2 also scored top ten debuts in twenty six countries worldwide, including Canada (#2), Denmark (#3), Argentina (#3), Australia (#2), U.S. (#4), Spain (#4), Italy (#4), Norway (#4), Netherlands (#4), Spain (#4), Hungary (#4), France (#5), Finland (#5), Poland (#5), Mexico (#5), Thailand (#7), and Portugal (#9).
Available in a Collector's Edition, Deluxe Edition, CD and Double LP album, AC/DC Iron Man 2 features classic AC/DC tracks from 10 of the band's studio albums ranging from 1976 to 2008. AC/DC Iron Man 2 Collector's Edition includes a limited edition reprint of the 1968 "The Invincible Iron Man" #1 comic book, with a variant front cover featuring AC/DC. The book is illustrated by Marvel artist John Romita Jr., and features an Angus Young illustrated cartoon on the back. The AC/DC Iron Man 2 Collector's Edition also includes a foil stamped, 32 page hard cover book featuring liner notes from David Fricke, an AC/DC poster and AC/DC stickers. A DVD, included in both the Deluxe and Collector's Editions, features more than 50 minutes of AC/DC video content as well as live concert footage ranging from the band's early years with singer Bon Scott through their current "Black Ice World Tour." Complete track listing and DVD content description can be found below.
Based on Marvel's iconic Super Hero, "IRON MAN 2" continues the story of 2008's box office smash hit "IRON MAN," which grossed nearly $600 million worldwide, and was the first feature film produced independently by Marvel Studios. "IRON MAN 2" is being produced by Marvel Studios' President, Kevin Feige. Marvel's "IRON MAN 2" opened internationally on Wednesday April 28 and came in at #1 in 52 countries, grossing a reported 100.2 million dollars in just five days. Iron Man 2 opens in the U.S. on May 7.
AC/DC: Iron Man 2 Track Listing: 1. Shoot to Thrill 2. Rock 'N' Roll Damnation 3. Guns for Hire 4. Cold Hearted Man 5. Back in Black 6. Thunderstruck 7. If You Want Blood (You've Got It) 8. Evil Walks 9. T.N.T. 10. Hell Ain't a Bad Place to Be 11. Have a Drink on Me 12. The Razor's Edge 13. Let There Be Rock 14. War Machine 15. Highway to Hell DVD Contents: * Shoot To Thrill ("Iron Man 2" Video) * The Making Of "Shoot To Thrill" Music Video
* Highway To Hell (Live At River Plate Stadium, Buenos Aires - 2009)
* Rock 'N' Roll Damnation (Live At Apollo Theatre, Glasgow - 1978)
* If You Want Blood (You've Got It) (Highway To Hell promo clip - 1979)
* Back In Black (Live At Plaza De Toros De Las Ventas, Madrid - 1996)
* Guns For Hire (Live At Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI - 1983) * Thunderstruck (Live At Donington Park - 1991)
* Let There Be Rock (Live At Plaza De Toros De Las Ventas, Madrid - 1996)
* Hell Ain't A Bad Place To Be (Live At Circus Krone, Munich - 2003)
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