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BIG SELLERS: Kevin Hart Does BIG NUMBERS At The Box Office+Steve Stoute SELLS OUT "Tanning" Book

Big things were poppin' this weekend for the fellas.  Comedian Kevin Hart made sure there was nothing funny about his money in theaters.  And marketing guru Steve Stoute's book, The Tanning of America, sold out in several major cities.

 

Deets inside....

 

Kevin Hart's "Laugh At My Pain" movie, based on his stand up show, busted out huge numbers at the box office this weekend.  He already broke Eddie Murphy's record.  And even with way less screens than the big Hollywood blockbuster movies, he made insane numbers happen regardless.  Over $2 million while showing on less than 100 screens (most movies have several thousand screens).

According to the press release:

This weekend, Kevin Hart’s LAUGH AT MY PAIN released on only 97 screens yet outperformed the box office competition in per screen averages, reporting a solid $20,619 per engagement. Independently distributed by Codeblack Entertainment and co-produced with Hartbeat Productions, LAUGH AT MY PAIN grossed over $2 million and set a record as the best performing concert series since Martin Lawrence’s Live: Runteldat in 2002. Another impressive feat is that LAUGH AT MY PAIN is the first film to debut over $2 million in fewer than 100 theaters since Chicago in 2002.

The movie is all the rage on Twitter and Facebook.  So it looks like the grassroots demands may push his solo debut mainstream quicker than he thought.  Congrats to Kevin!

In other BIG SELLER news, banding genius and CEO of Translation, Inc., Steve Stoute, sold out his copies of The Tanning of America in big markets like Miami, Atlanta, Chicago, and other major cities.  But you can still cop it online at Amazon.com.

The book takes Steve's experiences developing deals for Justin Timberlake, Lebron James, Jay-Z, Lady Gaga and plenty others and tells how and why he linked them to major corporations like McDonald's, State Farm, and more.  And why it's so important for the hip hop/pop/pop culture individuals to blend with corporate America.

Congrats all around!

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Only reason he outsold Martin

Only reason he outsold Martin and Eddie is bcuz tix r more xpensive these days.please be more objective in ur reporting and not just a mouthpiece for his publicist. This dude can't compare to tge greats-redd fox Pryor Murphy etc. he can't even hold a candle to Chappelle Patrice O'Neal(RIP).hus brand of comedy/antics can't cross the color spectrum,in other words, he can't make a white crowd laugh.He will never get further than the proverbial "chitlin circuit"....please include the variables when talking numbers.oh I forgot, if u did u wouldn't be using them!
Anonymous's picture

Mongoloids like this don't

Mongoloids like this don't know anything
Anonymous's picture

Mongoloids like this don't

Mongoloids like this don't know anything
Anonymous's picture

Only reason he outsold Martin

Only reason he outsold Martin and Eddie is bcuz tix r more xpensive these days.please be more objective in ur reporting and not just a mouthpiece for his publicist. This dude can't compare to tge greats-redd fox Pryor Murphy etc. he can't even hold a candle to Chappelle Patrice O'Neal(RIP).hus brand of comedy/antics can't cross the color spectrum,in other words, he can't make a white crowd laugh.He will never get further than the proverbial "chitlin circuit"....please include the variables when talking numbers.oh I forgot, if u did u wouldn't be using them!
Anonymous's picture

I am not a fan of the

I am not a fan of the commoditization of Black culture--especially for corporate gains. I find the corporations that use Black music, sayings, or other staples of Black culture to be a mockery and a less than flattering portrayal of Blacks. "Tanning" sounds like a true sell-out success story. I prefer to remain Black instead of having corporations use me to make even larger profits.
A Nobody's picture

I get really torn on this

I get really torn on this topic but my gut feels the same as your words. I don't like corporate america trying to capitalize on a people they hate. I read somewhere that black culture is popular, black people are not, smh.
Philia's picture

It is more concerning to me

It is more concerning to me that we are the biggest consumers are the people they hate.
LIFE's picture

its seems as if most of the

its seems as if most of the people claiming they dont get things clearly have no humor, im sure you don't think the man is funny but hmm no one really cares about what ya'll think really but glad you guys cared enough to comment on this post.
The things people say for attention 's picture

STFU...who asked for your

STFU...who asked for your opinion?!?!
Jayda Mae's picture

Kevin Hart is not funny, And

Kevin Hart is not funny, And regardless of the record he broke, he is no comparison to Eddie Murphy. I am glad to see a black man doing his thing, but he really not funny.
Anonymous's picture

I agree. I don't understand

I agree. I don't understand what all of the hoopla is about with Kevin Hart. I wish Katt Williams would get his ish together because Kevin Hart ain't it.
Anonymous's picture

Kevin Hart is HILARIOUS!!! I

Kevin Hart is HILARIOUS!!! I LMAO @ the thought of him.
Girl Bye's picture

Wow, he did that much on less

Wow, he did that much on less than 100 screens? That's amazing!
Tagirl27's picture

so proud of Kevin! Congrats.

so proud of Kevin! Congrats. The movie was great, hope to see much more from him. God bless
ohyes's picture

What is all the hype about

What is all the hype about Kevin Hart, he is so NOT funny! I don't get it!!
Jayda Mae's picture

I AGREE, BUT HE'S THE HOT

I AGREE, BUT HE'S THE HOT BLACK COMEDIAN RIGHT NOW SO I'LL SUPPORT HIM. CONGRATS!! I GUESS... HE NEEDS SOME REAL COMPETITION, BUT UNTIL THEN.... GO KEVIN HART!
Anonymous's picture

i concur. his brand of humor

i concur. his brand of humor is so juvenile. i'm glad i don't get it.
where the do that at's picture

Congrats to both hard working

Congrats to both hard working brothas!!! Yayyyyyy!
U laid it LOW & Spread it WIDE!!'s picture

Good for Kevin. I hope he

Good for Kevin. I hope he doesn't go nut like Dave & Katt.
Lynn's picture

Kevin Hart-no thanks :-/

Kevin Hart-no thanks :-/
Anonymous's picture

OMG I had to FIND a theater

OMG I had to FIND a theater in Chicago that carried Kev Hart movie, like it was in only 3 theaters. But it was HILARIOUS. Stay after the credits
FeFe Monroe's picture

That shyt was hilarious,

That shyt was hilarious, congrats Kev!
Anonymous's picture

You gone learn today......dis

You gone learn today......dis Lonnnnngggg D***! Alright awwwright, awwwwhhhright!
chocostik's picture

Yeah... B**CH I AINT ON THE

Yeah... B**CH I AINT ON THE SECOND STEP LOL
FeFe Monroe's picture

Alright alright Alright!

Alright alright Alright!
Anonymous's picture

Lol! @ Kevin Hart's crazy

Lol! @ Kevin Hart's crazy ass daddy's chant
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