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(Updated) Interesting First Week Sales

Well, blink ... DIDN'T ACTUALLY DO SO BAD (UPDATED NUMBERS)... despite the fact that CDs are dead tech and album sales don't really mean anything to me, I sometimes find the numbers interesting. Most (but not all) of these are recent... albums included for comparison to blink or to provide context...
1blink-182
neighborhoods


UPDATE: 155,000 copies (sorry, but this is the nature of relaying the first "final" numbers published)
2 J Cole
Whoever this guy is


UPDATE: 217,000 (rounded down). This album came out the same week as Neighborhoods.
3 Angels & Airwaves
I-Empire


66,000 in late 2007 (successor was free so cant include it)
4My Chemical Romance
Danger Days: The True Lives of...


112,000 copies
5Limp Bizkit
Gold Cobra


27,000 copies (another band with a breakup/extended hiatus)
6Deftones
Diamond Eyes


62,000 copies (also hiatus)
7Korn
Korn III: Remember Who You Are


63,000 copies (low-profile release from nu metal outfit that kept churning them out...)
8Paramore
Brand New Eyes


184,547 copies in late 2009. Arguably biggest pop-punk band, like blink used to be.
9Fall Out Boy
Folie a Deux


150,000 copies in 2008. Arguably biggest pop-punk band at that time.
10New Found Glory
Not Without a Fight


26,900 copies in 2009
11Sum 41
Screaming Bloody Murder


15,000 copies
12Panic! At the Disco
Vices & Virtues


15,000 copies
13A Day To Remember
What Separates Me From You


58,000 copies
14Megadeth
The System Has Failed


46,000 copies in 2004 (none of the entries below compare to blink, but they're here for context...)
15Megadeth
United Abominations


54,000 copies in 2007
16Megadeth
Endgame


45,000 copies in 2009
17Metallica
Death Magnetic


490,000 entry-level, macy's metal albums sold in 2008
18Jay-Z
The Blueprint 3


476,000 copies in 2009. Seriously this happened.
19Kanye West
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy


600,000 copies fuck Jay-Z
20Jay-Z and Kanye West
Watch the Throne


436,000 copies
21Lil Wayne
Tha Carter IV


964,000 copies fuck Jay-Z
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