The comedian’s “Let Me Explain” debuted in 876 theaters at 10 p.m. Tuesday and went on to gross $17.5 million by Sunday evening, according to an estimate from the studio. That’s an exceptional start for a movie in so few theaters that cost just $2.5 million to produce -- money which Hart put up himself.
To put things in perspective, just look at the film’s per-theater average: $11,530. If the movie had grossed that much while playing in 3,904 locations -- the number “The Lone Ranger screened in this holiday weekend -- it would have made $45 million. That’s almost as much as the big-budget western c...
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