By Andrew Gans
29 Dec 2005
The single-CD soundtrack, which features selections from the Andrew Lloyd Webber score, landed in the #2 position on the Top Soundtracks Titles. Only the soundtrack for "Ray" placed higher. Other soundtracks in the top ten for 2005 include "Garden State," "The Longest Yard," "Shrek 2," "Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith," "Get Rich or Die Tryin'," "America Idol Season 4: The Showstoppers," "The Spongebob Squarepants Movie" and "Blue Collar Comedy Tour Rides Again." The two-disc version of "The Phantom" soundtrack placed #13 on the same chart.
"The Phantom" soundtrack also charted #72 on The Billboard 200 Titles for 2005.
Sony Classical released the "Phantom" recording in two editions in late 2004: a single disc of highlights and a deluxe two-disc set featuring the score in a collector's edition package.
The film cast featured Gerard Butler in the title role, Emmy Rossum as Christine and Patrick Wilson as Raoul with Minnie Driver, Miranda Richardson, Ciarán Hinds and Simon Callow.
For more information about "The Phantom of the Opera" soundtrack, visit www.sonyclassical.com.