Kevin Hart's New Movie Could Be His Biggest Yet

Is there a bigger star in the world right now than Kevin Hart? Probably the most popular touring stand up comedian in the country at the moment, Kevin Hart has recently become a movie star as well, starring in big recent hits like Central Intelligence, Ride Along 2, and The Secret Life of Pets. Now, Hart is combining his two professions into the stand up/movie hybrid, Kevin Hart: What Now?, which looks to skyrocket his fame even further. But where can you watch this new Kevin Hart movie?

Even though it's not a typical studio movie — despite the action-packed, Halle Berry-starring trailers — the movie does have some major studio backing. This is not your typical limited run, straight to On Demand type of movie — it's being released by Universal Pictures on a nationwide scale, meaning there's a good chance your local movie theater will be showing the film when it opens on October 14. And that shouldn't be too surprising, really, given Hart's popularity. Central Intelligence made $215 million on a $50 million budget, Ride Along 2 hauled in $142 million on a $40 million budget, and the animated Secret Life of Pets is one of the most successful films of 2016 so far, making $834 million against its $75 million budget.

Also, this isn't the first time Hart has had a stand up special released in theaters. Kevin Hart: Laugh at My Pain had a limited run in 287 theaters in 2011 according to Box Office Mojo, and earned over $7 million dollars. Two years later, Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain was screened in 892 theaters and earned $32 million. So given how much Hart's stock has risen over the past three years, it's not surprising that his new stand up film is being released in even more theaters. Nor is it crazy to think that What Now could end up surpassing the $50 million earned by Eddie Murphy Raw in 1987 to become the highest-grossing stand up concert film ever.

But I'm getting ahead of myself. Before it potentially breaks any records, people are going to need to watch Kevin Hart: What Now?, and you'll be able to do so at theaters across the country on Oct. 14.

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