Kevin Hart: What Now?

Universal’s stand-up comedy feature, Kevin Hart: What Now? opened to $12 million domestically from 2,567 theaters.

It tied with fellow Universal title The Girl on the Train for the No. 2 spot.

It came in ahead of the $10 million debut of Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain, which went to become one of the top-grossing stand-up comedy pics of all time in 2013.

“He’s a genuine comedic movie star, and the definition of what’s funny today,” says Universal distribution chief Nick Carpou. The film played to a diverse audience: 43 percent African-American, 24 percent Caucasian, 23 percent Hispanic, and 9 percent Asian/other.

What Now? which got an A- CinemaScore, follows the final performance of Hart’s wildly successful stand-up comedy tour at Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field in August 2015, along with a dress rehearsal.

Hart’s previous stand-up film, 2013’s Let Me Explain, opened to $10 million on its way to earning $32.3 million domestically, the third-best showing of all time for a stand-up comedy movie.

Leslie Small and Tim Story directed What Now? which also features special appearances by Halle Berry and Don Cheadle.

The film, which cost under $10 million to make, played evenly gender-wise, and drew a number of younger moviegoers, with 46 percent of the audience under the age of 25.