The Hurry and the Harm debuted at No. 1 on the Canadian Albums Chart, selling 23,000 copies in its first week. It was City and Colour's second consecutive album to debut at No. 1 on the chart. It is also his highest one week sales total in Canada to date.[when?] Up to January 10, 2014, the album had sold 66,000 copies in Canada. The album was certified Platinum in Canada on February 13, 2014.
The album also debuted at No. 16 on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling 20,000 for the week. This is City and Colour's highest position on that chart, and their only top 20 album. The album had sold 71,000 copies in the US up to September 2015.