Although flanked by mediocre reviews, consumers came out in droves this weekend to see Nicki Minaj's big screen acting debut in The Other Woman.
Lead by women (the irony), the film brought in $24.7 million, knocking off Captain America, which held the No. 1 position for the last three weeks. The flick also outperformed analysts estimates, which had it pegged at $17 million for its debut.
Also starring Cameron Diaz, the films strong debut can be credited to heavy promotions, led by the “Girls Night Out!” campaign.
"It was a blessing, something that I dreamt of for a very long time, to do a big film and to do it with some very influential, powerhouse women," Minaj told E! News. "It's about sticking together and not letting the men get the power that they want."
In addition to the film, Minaj, who is readying a new album, recently released the new songs “Lookin' Ass” and “Chi-Raq,” and says she’s back to her hip-hop roots.
“I don't think it's something that I'm necessarily trying to do. It’s like as soon as I started working on my new album, that's just the songs that I've been writing,” Minaj says about the new music.