Nicki Minaj, is racking up the No. 1’s on the movie screen as The Other Woman was the box office victor over the weekend. The romantic comedy co-starring Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, and Kate Upton opened with $24.7 million in North America, unseating Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
“I was so nervous,” Minaj said of her role. “I felt a lot of pressure ’cause I am sitting this close to Cameron Diaz and I know if I don’t get my lines right, she has to do her lines over. That pressure was scary.”
The debut exceeded analysts’ forecasts of $17 million by $7 million. This is not Minaj’s first No. 1 film. Previously, she voiced a woolly mammoth in the animated movie Ice Age: Continental Drift, which opened with $46 million in July 2012. –Joi Pearson @joiapearson