Comedian Kevin Hart could be about to join the rankings of comedic legends Richard Pryor and Eddie Murphy with his new stand-up comedy film “Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain” that has become a surprise box office hit.
According to numbers released by Deadline.com, Hart’s stand-up comedy film has already earned $7.4 million in ticket sales during its first two days of release. “Let Me Explain” could have $29 million by today.
Should Hart’s film — which was filmed at a sold-out Madison Square Garden appearance last year — reach that amount during opening weekend, it would already become the fourth highest stand-up comedy film of all time, behind only “Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip” ($36 million), “The Original Kings of Comedy” ($38 million) and “Eddie Murphy Raw” ($50 million)…..(Nobody is topping Eddie Murphy’s Raw)
Hart’s last stand-up comedy film, “Kevin Hart: Laugh at My Pain,” earned $7.7 million after release in September of 2011, this despite the fact that it never played in more than 300 theaters. According to Deadline.com, “Let Me Explain” is in 876 theaters.
This has been a good year for Hart, who has a small appearance in “This Is The End” . The next few months could only make him a bigger star: Hart features in no less than five movies set for release in 2013 and 2014, including “Ride Along” (with Ice Cube), “Grudge Match” (with Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone), “School Dance” (from director Nick Cannon) and a remake of “About Last Night” (with Paula Patton).
Kevin Hart is on fire…..TURN UP!!!