Although it seems the numbers that matter are the SoundScan sales figures in the United States, James managed to dump Titanic from the top spot on the U.K. charts.
The group’s James: The Best Of sold 60,000 copies during its first week out and nailed the No. 1 spot. The album has already gone gold by Brit standards with more than 50,000 albums sold, according to a spokeswoman for James.
In related news, James frontman Tim Booth will be making his first theatrical performance since leaving Manchester University. Booth will play “Len” in an Edward Bond play titled Saved. The play will run for a month. A spokeswoman for James said since Booth has always enjoyed acting, he may pursue other roles.