Kevin Hart’s “Laugh At My Pain” movie, based on his stand-up show, busted out huge numbers at the box office this past weekend. He already broke Eddie Murphy’s record. And even with fewer screens than the big Hollywood blockbuster movies, he made insane numbers happen regardless. Over $2 million while showing on less than 100 screens (most movies have several thousand screens).
According to the press release:
This weekend, Kevin Hart’s “Laugh At My Pain” released on only 97 screens, outperformed the box office competition in per screen averages. Independently distributed by Codeblack Entertainment and co-produced with Hartbeat Productions, “Laugh At My Pain” grossed over $2 million and set a record as the best performing concert series since “Martin Lawrence’s Live: Runteldat in 2002”.
Another impressive feat is that “Laugh At My Pain” is the first film to debut over $2 million in fewer than 100 theaters since “Chicago” in 2002.