Nicki Minaj can add another No. 1 to her résumé. The rapper-turned-actor helped lead The Other Woman to a box office victory 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.
Nicki makes her big-screen acting debut as Diaz’ opinionated assistant Lydia in the film, directed by Nick Cassavetes.
“I was so nervous,” Nicki 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.
This is not Nicki’s first No. 1 film. She previously voiced a woolly mammoth in the animated movie Ice Age: Continental Drift, which opened with $46 million in July 2012.