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Kevin Hart: What Now? (2016)

Kevin Hart: What Now?
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $19,961,160Details
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Comedian Kevin Hart returns to his hometown of Philadelphia to perform in front of a sold-out Lincoln Financial Field in this stand-up documentary.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
77% - Fresh
70% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Production Budget:$10,000,000
Domestic Releases: October 14th, 2016 (Wide) by Universal
MPAA Rating: R for some sexual material and language throughout.
Running Time: 96 minutes
Comparisons: vs. Kevin Hart: Laugh at My Pain
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Keywords: African-American, Stand-Up Comedy, Philadelphia
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Universal Pictures, Hartbeat Productions
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,479 $4,118,255 Oct 21, 2016 10
Biggest October Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 200 $11,767,210 Oct 14, 2016 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,549 $11,767,210 Oct 14, 2016 3
Widest Opening Weekend 1,447 2,567 Oct 14, 2016 3
Movies with Leggiest Opening Weekend 2,157 2.48 Oct 14, 2016 1
Movies with Most Front-Loaded Opening Weekend 2,466 40.3% Oct 14, 2016 1


Halle Berry    Herself
Don Cheadle    Himself
Ed Helms    Bartender
David Meunier    Victor
Joey Wells    Denzel
Richardson Jones    French Dealer
Magali Amadei    Female Poker Player
Gabriel Tsai    Distinguished Asian Gentleman
Peter Mensah    African Dictator
Daniel Bernhardt    Man in Black Suit #1
Dennis Keifer    Man in Black Suit #2
Ben Seaward    Valet
Ashli Dowling    Waitress
Sebastian Clay Varo Kinsey    KGB Player
Jeffrey Baumann    Pit Boss
William Horton    Bystander #1
John Clausell    Bystander #2
Tim Story    Tim

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Kevin Hart
Screenwriter    Joey Wells
Screenwriter    Harry Ratchford
Producer    Jeff Clanagan
Producer    Leland Wigington
Producer    Dana M. Riddick
Executive Producer    Kevin Hart
Executive Producer    Dave Becky
Director of Photography    Cameron Barnett
Production Designer    Bruce Ryan
Editor    Guy Harding
Co-Producer    Blake Morrison
Director (Casino Segment)   
Story (Casino Segment)    Kevin Hart
Screenwriter (Casino Segment)    Brian Buccellato
Producer (Casino Segment)    Valerie Bleth Sharp
Director of Photography (Casino Segment)    Chris Duskin
Production Designer (Casino Segment)    Gary Kordan
Editor (Casino Segment)    Peter S. Elliot
Music (Casino Segment)    Christopher Lennertz
Costume Designer (Casino Segment)    Olivia Miles
Casting (Casino Segment)    Mary Vernieu
Casting (Casino Segment)    Venus Kanani
Unit Production Manager    Beau Marks
First Assistant Director    Eric Heffron
First Assistant Director    Lizz Zanin
Second Assistant Director    David Riebel
Second Assistant Director    Veda Carey
Post-Production Supervisor    David Gaines
First Assistant Editor (Concert)    Chris Hicks
First Assistant Editor (Casino)    John Dietrick
Lighting Design    Jeff Ravitz
Associate Producer    Candice Wilson
Associate Producer    Dwayne Brown
Production Supervisor    David Harari
Sound Mixer    Jerry Stein
Sound Mixer    Ye Zhang
Sound Mixer (Casino Segment)    Joe Michalski
Set Decorator (Casino Segment)    Julie Drach
Script Supervisor (Casino Segment)    Bryan Sundstrom
Costume Supervisor (Casino Segment)    Annie Garrity
Make up (Casino Segment)    Lynn Barber
Make up (Casino Segment)    Cynthia Hernandez
Hairstylist (Casino Segment)    Pierce Austin
Hairstylist (Casino Segment)    Rhonda O'Neal
Special Effects Supervisor (Casino Segment)    Eric Frazier
Location Manager (Casino Segment)    Brian O'Neill
Set Designer (Casino Segment)    Aleksandra Landsberg
Assistand Editor (Casino Segment)    Jason Overbeck
Supervising Sound Editor (Casino Segment)    Kami Asgar
Supervising Sound Editor (Casino Segment)    Sean McCormack
Sound Designer (Casino Segment)    Kami Asgar
Dialogue Editor (Casino Segment)    Robert Chen
Sound Effects Editor (Casino Segment)    Sebastion Sheehan Visconti
Sound Effects Editor (Casino Segment)    Mark Larry
Re recording Mixer (Casino Segment)    Will Riley
Re recording Mixer (Casino Segment)    Greg Orloff
Score Recordist/Mixer (Casino Segment)    Jeff Vaughn
Visual Effects Supervisor/Lead Digital Artist (Casino Segment)    Wayne Sheppard
Visual Effects Producer (Casino Segment)    Raoul Bolognini
Visual Effects Supervisor (Casino Segment)    Jason Sperling
Stunt Coordinator    Chris O'Hara

Weekend Wrap-up: Madea Treats Herself to $28.50 Million

October 25th, 2016

Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween

2016 finally has a real reason to celebrate this weekend. Not every film topped expectations, but the top did enough to overcome any weakness at the bottom. The biggest hit of the week was Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween, which beat expectations with $28.50 million. Jack Reacher: Never Go Back had to settle for second place with $22.87 million, which is still better than most were predicting. Ouija: Origin of Evil did well for a movie that cost just $9 million to make, but the less said about the other two new releases, the better. Overall, the box office rose 26% from last week, reaching $124 million. More importantly, the box office was 18% higher than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2016 extended its lead over 2015 at $8.93 billion to $8.53 billion. Having a $400 million cushion this late in the year is good news, even with The Force Awakens looming in the future. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Accountant Wins with $24.71 million, but 2016 Goes Further in Debt

October 18th, 2016

The Accountant

The weekend box office was not good. The Accountant did beat expectations with $24.71 million, but the other wide releases missed expectations. As a result, the box office fell 6% from last weekend to $97 million. The weekend box office should never be below $100 million, outside of a few dead zones during the year. We’ve been below that mark too frequently this year. Worse still, this is 18% lower than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2016 still has a substantial lead over 2015 at $8.78 billion to $8.43 billion. However, we are nearing the $325 million mark where we have reason to panic. Remember, The Force Awakens earned $650 million during 2015 and Rogue One is only expected to earn half that much this year. We need to maintain a lead that large, or else 2016 will likely lose in the year-over-year comparison in the end. More...

Weekend Estimates: The Accountant Pencils in $24.71 Million Weekend

October 16th, 2016

The Accountant

As expected, The Accountant will be the comfortable winner at the box office this weekend, with Warner Bros. projecting a $24.71 million debut for the thriller. That’s almost identical to the opening enjoyed by The Girl on the Train last weekend, and about average for Ben Affleck. His previous Fall outings all opened in somewhat the same vicinity: Gone Girl hit $37.5 million on opening weekend in 2014; Argo posted $19.5 million in 2012, ahead of a very fruitful box office run and eventual Best Picture award; The Town started out with $23.8 million in 2010. More...

Thursday Night Previews: Accountant's $1.35 million Adds Up

October 14th, 2016

Kevin Hart: What Now?

The Accountant got off to a healthy start with $1.35 million during Thursday night previews. This is more than both The Girl on the Train and Gone Girl managed. On the other hand, the film’s demographics are more male-dominated than those two films, and men are more likely to rush out to see a movie as early as possible. Its reviews have climbed up to 50% positive, so that won’t hurt its legs. We predicted $19 million and I’m fairly confident in that number. In fact, that might be on the low end of expectations going forward. More...

Weekend Predictions: Can Accountant be Counted On?

October 13th, 2016

The Accountant

Three wide releases are coming out this week, which is one more than expected. The Accountant is clearly the biggest of the three, but its reviews are falling into the danger zone. Kevin Hart: What Now? is hoping to be the biggest stand-up comedy movie since Eddie Murphy’s Raw. Finally there’s Max Steel, which I didn’t think was going to open truly wide. Then again, its theater count is 2,034, so it is opening barely wide. This weekend last year, Goosebumps led the way with $23.62 million. I really thought The Accountant would top that, but I no longer think that will be likely. Worse still, there were five films that earned more than $10 million last year, but there will only be three of them this week. 2016’s slump will continue. More...

Contest: Number Crunching

October 6th, 2016

The Accountant

While Kevin Hart: What Now? is opening truly wide next week, which is a bit of a surprise, there’s little doubt that The Accountant will come out on top at the box office. As such, it is the choice for the target film in this week's Box Office Prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for The Accountant.

This is the second week with The Neon Demon on Blu-ray as a prize. Don’t worry about entering both contests, because if someone does end up winning two of the same prize, they will be offered a replacement horror movie.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win either one of two “Treat” prizes, a copy of The Neon Demon on Blu-ray, or the “Trick” prize, a really bad movie that I’ve previously reviewed. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also win win either one of two “Treat” prizes, a copy of The Neon Demon on Blu-ray, or the “Trick” prize, a really bad movie that I’ve previously reviewed. Finally, we will be choosing an entrant from the group of people who haven't won, or haven't won recently, and they will also win either one of two “Treat” prizes, a copy of The Neon Demon on Blu-ray, or the “Trick” prize, a really bad movie that I’ve previously reviewed.

Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

2016 Preview: October

October 1st, 2016

The Girl on the Train

September is over and we should all be glad about that. Unless the final weekend brings a surprise $100 million hit or two, 2016’s lead over 2015 will shrink over the month. There were some bright spots, most notably Sully, which will be the biggest hit of the month. On the other hand, we had more outright bombs than even midlevel hits. Sadly, October isn’t much better. There are a couple of films that could be $100 million hits, but most of the films will struggle to become midlevel hits. Both Inferno and The Girl on the Train are aiming for $100 million. One of them might get there too. If both get there, then October will be seen as a success. By comparison, last October was led by The Martian; however, because of a misalignment in the calendar, The Martian’s opening weekend actually lines up with the final weekend in September. It had great legs, so that will help 2015 early in the month, but the rest of the month was terrible last year and I think 2016 will come out ahead as a result. More...

The shaded area represents the expected performance range for a film, based on its opening weekend box office. 95% of films fall within the shaded area. If a film trends towards the top end of the shaded area, it has good legs compared to the average film; if it trends towards the bottom end of the shaded area, it has poor legs. The predictive area is based on movies from the past 5 years.

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/10/14 3 $11,767,210   2,567 $4,584   $11,767,210 3
2016/10/21 8 $4,118,255 -65% 2,567 $1,604   $18,949,900 10

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/10/14 2 $4,745,555   2,567 $1,849   $4,745,555 1
2016/10/15 3 $4,520,515 -5% 2,567 $1,761   $9,266,070 2
2016/10/16 4 $2,501,140 -45% 2,567 $974   $11,767,210 3
2016/10/17 3 $867,015 -65% 2,567 $338   $12,634,225 4
2016/10/18 3 $985,830 +14% 2,567 $384   $13,620,055 5
2016/10/19 3 $638,370 -35% 2,567 $249   $14,258,425 6
2016/10/20 4 $573,220 -10% 2,567 $223   $14,831,645 7
2016/10/21 8 $1,352,270 +136% 2,567 $527   $16,183,915 8
2016/10/22 9 $1,791,780 +33% 2,567 $698   $17,975,695 9
2016/10/23 9 $974,205 -46% 2,567 $380   $18,949,900 10
2016/10/24 8 $353,155 -64% 2,567 $138   $19,303,055 11
2016/10/25 8 $384,125 +9% 2,567 $150   $19,687,180 12
2016/10/26 9 $273,980 -29% 2,567 $107   $19,961,160 13

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/10/14 3 $14,831,645   2,567 $5,778   $14,831,645 7

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