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Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Kevin Hart's New Stand-Up Concert Film 'Let Me Explain' Set for July 4th Weekend

The company Codeblack Films has just acquired Kevin Hart's new stand-up movie, entitled Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain, and they have big plans for it. According to Deadline, Codeblack is planning to give Let Me Explain a "broad summer theatrical release" over 4th of July weekend via a partnership with Lionsgate. This is a bold move for the company as summer is typically blockbuster season, and stand-up concert films never do anywhere as good of business as big summer movies. If anybody can compete with these high-budget, high-profile films, though, it's Hart. His last concert movie, Laugh at My Pain, was one of the highest-grossing stand-up movies ever, and his recent 80-city Let Me Explain tour generated $32 million in ticket sales and sold out Madison Square Garden twice. Hart is now one of six comedians to ever sell out Madison Square Garden, joining Eddie Murphy, Andrew Dice Clay, Chris Rock, Dane Cook, and Russell Peters in this impressive feat. This 4th of July weekend, Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain will be squaring off against Johnny Depp's Lone Ranger movie which reunites him with a lot of the Pirates of the Caribbean crew and Despicable Me 2, but it'd be a crazy accomplishment for Hart and for the art of stand-up as a whole if he somehow beat those movies.

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