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Kevin Hart: What Now? (2016)

Kevin Hart: What Now?
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $23,591,043Details
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $1,100,723 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $541,012 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $1,641,735
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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.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 3,101-3,200) 3,144 $23,591,043
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 4,201-4,300) 4,209 $23,591,043
All Time Domestic Box Office for R Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,020 $23,591,043
All Time Worldwide Box Office for R Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,304 $23,591,043

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.

Movie Details

Production Budget:$10,000,000
Domestic Releases: October 14th, 2016 (Wide) by Universal
Video Release: January 3rd, 2017 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for some sexual material and language throughout.
(Rating bulletin 2412 (Cert #50277), 2/17/2016)
Running Time: 96 minutes
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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

Leading Cast


Supporting Cast

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

For a description of the different acting role types we use to categorize acting perfomances, see our Glossary.

Production and Technical Credits

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

The bold credits above the line are the "above-the-line" credits, the other the "below-the-line" credits.

Home Market Releases for January 10th, 2017

January 9th, 2017

His Girl Friday

There’s a lull in the quality and quantity of releases on the home market, one that will continue until the holiday releases start coming out. That’s not to say there are no releases worth picking up. Under the Shadow is an amazing horror film and the DVD is a Contender for Pick of the Week. However, the winner of that honor is The Criterion Collection release for His Girl Friday oni Blu-ray. More...

Home Market Releases for January 3rd, 2017

January 2nd, 2017


The first Tuesday of the year is deceptively busy. There are a ton of romantic films being re-released on DVD, and a few on Blu-ray that I mention below, with Fandango money for Fifty Shades Darker. Most cost between $8 and $10, so if you really wanted one of these movies and were planning on buying tickets for Fifty Shades Darker, then it is a bargain. However, most of the movies that are part of this deal are not good. Strip those out of the mix and the week is really slow. The best of the week is Denial on Blu-ray, while Best and Most Beautiful Things on DVD and The Librarians: Season Two on DVD are also worth grabbing. More...

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

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Weekend Estimates: The Accountant Pencils in $24.71 Million Weekend

October 16th, 2016

The Accountant

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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

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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.

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2016 Preview: October

October 1st, 2016

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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...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/10/14 3 $11,767,210   2,567 $4,584   $11,767,210 1
2016/10/21 8 $4,118,255 -65% 2,567 $1,604   $18,949,900 2
2016/10/28 12 $1,713,200 -58% 1,656 $1,035   $21,941,755 3
2016/11/04 16 $581,805 -66% 453 $1,284   $23,132,285 4
2016/11/11 29 $168,105 -71% 196 $858   $23,485,955 5
2016/11/18 48 $30,995 -82% 62 $500   $23,564,630 6

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
2016/10/27 9 $267,395 -2% 2,567 $104   $20,228,555 14
2016/10/28 12 $532,005 +99% 1,656 $321   $20,760,560 15
2016/10/29 12 $744,380 +40% 1,656 $450   $21,504,940 16
2016/10/30 12 $436,815 -41% 1,656 $264   $21,941,755 17
2016/10/31 12 $157,620 -64% 1,656 $95   $22,099,375 18
2016/11/01 12 $197,420 +25% 1,656 $119   $22,296,795 19
2016/11/02 10 $147,970 -25% 1,656 $89   $22,444,765 20
2016/11/03 11 $105,715 -29% 1,656 $64   $22,550,480 21
2016/11/04 - $177,180 +68% 453 $391   $22,727,660 22
2016/11/05 - $269,020 +52% 453 $594   $22,996,680 23
2016/11/06 - $135,605 -50% 453 $299   $23,132,285 24
2016/11/07 15 $50,660 -63% 453 $112   $23,182,945 25
2016/11/08 - $52,125 +3% 453 $115   $23,235,070 26
2016/11/09 - $44,840 -14% 453 $99   $23,279,910 27
2016/11/10 - $37,940 -15% 453 $84   $23,317,850 28
2016/11/11 - $59,740 +57% 196 $305   $23,377,590 29
2016/11/12 - $71,145 +19% 196 $363   $23,448,735 30
2016/11/13 - $37,220 -48% 196 $190   $23,485,955 31
2016/11/14 - $13,415 -64% 196 $68   $23,499,370 32
2016/11/15 - $14,225 +6% 196 $73   $23,513,595 33
2016/11/16 - $12,285 -14% 196 $63   $23,525,880 34
2016/11/17 - $7,755 -37% 196 $40   $23,533,635 35
2016/11/18 - $9,195 +19% 62 $148   $23,542,830 36
2016/11/19 - $13,035 +42% 62 $210   $23,555,865 37
2016/11/20 - $8,765 -33% 62 $141   $23,564,630 38
2016/11/21 - $3,525 -60% 62 $57   $23,568,155 39
2016/11/22 - $3,455 -2% 62 $56   $23,571,610 40
2016/11/23 - $1,475 -57% 62 $24   $23,573,085 41
2016/11/24 - $1,520 +3% 62 $25   $23,574,605 42

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/10/14 3 $14,831,645   2,567 $5,778   $14,831,645 1
2016/10/21 8 $5,396,910 -64% 2,567 $2,102   $20,228,555 2
2016/10/28 12 $2,321,925 -57% 1,656 $1,402   $22,550,480 3
2016/11/04 16 $767,370 -67% 453 $1,694   $23,317,850 4
2016/11/11 29 $215,785 -72% 196 $1,101   $23,533,635 5
2016/11/18 52 $40,970 -81% 62 $661   $23,574,605 6
2016/11/25 66 $8,716 -79% 19 $459   $23,583,321 7
2016/12/02 77 $4,417 -49% 12 $368   $23,587,738 8
2016/12/09 78 $3,305 -25% 8 $413   $23,591,043 9

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
1/15/2017826,960 26,960$459,398$459,3982

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
1/15/20171016,539 16,539$330,124$330,1242

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