Kevin Hart’s “Laugh at My Pain” opens big, best box-office for a stand-up film since 2002

Kevin Hart’s fans turned out for him in the opening weekend of his new stand-up concert film and documentary, Laugh at My Pain, scoring $1.91 million at the box-office.

It’s the best opening-weekend performance for a stand-up comedy movie since Martin Lawrence Live: Runteldat¬†pulled in $7.37 million in August 2002.

But to put Hart’s performance into even more perspective, his film finished 13th overall nationwide last weekend (Sept. 9-11). Screening in only 98 locations. Which averages $19.474 per theater. That toppled Nick Swardson’s heavily promoted new comedy, Bucky Larson: Born to Be A Star, which only drew $1.42 million over the weekend across 1,500 theaters, for an average of only $943 per location.

Further Reading: Movie review of Laugh at My Pain.

Sean L. McCarthy

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