Kevin Hart’s latest Let Me Explain has drummed up $7.4 million in ticket sales in its first two days of release, almost more than the entirety of the release of his first stand-up film Feel My Pain.
Of all the July 4th films released, Deadline.com says it was the least expensive, but made an incredibly strong showing on a day that’s normally not a box office blockbuster, with many film goers opting for outdoor activities over the movies. So even with a 43 percent drop in ticket sales on the second day, it’s a clear winner. It was only released on 876 screens. Compare that to the 3,957 that the number one movie, Despicable Me 2, is on. Or the number two movie, The Lone Ranger, which is on 3,904 screens and only made $5 million more.
Eddie Murphy’s Raw is still the all-time highest grossing stand-up film with $50 million, TheGrio says. But Variety is predicting a $29 million take by Sunday. If you’ve seen the movie, feel free to chime in with your thoughts in the comments.