The comic's new ensemble comedy "Think Like a Man Too" grossed $1.8 million from Thursday night showings that started at 7 p.m., according to an estimate by the film's distributor,
That bodes well for the $24-million movie's opening weekend.
Earlier this year, the buddy cop comedy "Ride Along" with Hart and Ice Cube kicked off with $1.06 million in its Thursday night launch that started at 8 p.m. It scored an impressive $49 million over the long
Hart's last movie, the rom-com remake
Critics' reviews have been generally worse for the sequel than its predecessor, inspired by the
But bad reviews didn't appear to hurt "Ride Along." With a mere 18% "freshness" rating, that effort ended up with $134 million in ticket sales domestically.
Also opening this weekend is "Jersey Boys," a $40-million,