The numbers have arrived for 50 Cent's new solo album Animal Ambition. The album, which dropped on June 3rd, was projected to move around 30,000-35,000 units opening week.

After an extensive roll out and plenty of promotion and publicity, Fif managed to move more than the expected amount. Animal Ambition sold 47,000 units opening week, which was sufficient to land 50 a spot on the Billboard 200's top 5. He debuted at #4 on the chart.

Compare these numbers to 50's last release, (which was through Interscope) Before I Self Destruct, which sold 160,000 units in 2009.

What did you think of Animal Ambition? Was it a strong showing from 50? Take a look at our review of the album here. In related news, G-Unit are prepping a new album for the Fall. It'll be interesting to see what the numbers are like for that, but it's definitely a ways away.

[via HHNM]