Philly’s Kevin Hart Has Fourth-Highest-Grossing Concert Film Ever
Forbes reports on the blazing career of Philly comedian Kevin Hart, who is ranked No. 6 on the magazine’s list of top-earning comedians.
But by Hart’s own estimates, 60 to 70% of his audience is black, which may explain why he hasn’t gotten more attention in the national media yet. That still doesn’t change the fact that he’s quietly making buckets of money, though: The comedian’s new stand-up film,Let Me Explain, opened in theaters during the fourth of July weekend and pulled in an impressive $10 million. That’s a lot considering that it only debuted in 876 theaters, compared to The Lone Ranger‘s 3,904 locations.
Now, just two weeks in, the film has already earned a cumulative total of $27 million, making it the fourth top-grossing stand-up film of all time. No 1 is Eddie Murphy’s Raw, which took in $50.5 million.
Forbes adds: “It may be only a matter of time before the comedian and actor rises to the ranks of entertainment juggernauts like Chris Rock and Bill Cosby. Crossing over to a broader fan base won’t be easy, but Hart, being a businessman, knows there’s some serious money in funny comedy.”