> ALL TIME > OPENINGS UNDER 2,000 THEATERS

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BIGGEST OPENINGS AT LESS THAN 2,000 THEATERS
(1982-Present)


Note: This chart only shows the top 200 movies, regardless of sorting.
RankTitle (click to view)StudioOpening*% of TotalTheaters / Avg.Total Gross^Release
1 Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour BV $31,117,834 47.7% 683 $45,561 $65,281,781 2/1/08
2 The Blair Witch Project Art. $29,207,381 20.8% 1,101 $26,528 $140,539,099 7/16/99
3 Back to the Future Part II Uni. $27,835,125 23.5% 1,865 $14,925 $118,450,002 11/22/89
4 Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan Fox $26,455,463 20.6% 837 $31,607 $128,505,958 11/3/06
5 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Par. $25,337,110 14.1% 1,687 $15,019 $179,870,271 5/23/84
6 Flight Par. $24,900,566 26.6% 1,884 $13,217 $93,772,375 11/2/12
7 Forrest Gump Par. $24,450,602 7.4% 1,595 $15,329 $329,694,499 7/6/94
8 Fahrenheit 9/11 Lions $23,920,637 20.1% 868 $27,558 $119,194,771 6/23/04
9 Return of the Jedi Fox $23,019,618 9.1% 1,002 $22,973 $252,583,617 5/25/83
10 Road to Perdition DW $22,079,481 21.1% 1,797 $12,286 $104,454,762 7/12/02
11 Tyler Perry's Diary of a Mad Black Woman Lions $21,905,089 43.3% 1,483 $14,770 $50,633,099 2/25/05
12 Lincoln BV $21,049,406 11.6% 1,775 $11,859 $182,207,973 11/9/12
13 Remember the Titans BV $20,905,831 18.1% 1,865 $11,210 $115,654,751 9/29/00
14 Seabiscuit Uni. $20,854,735 17.3% 1,989 $10,485 $120,277,854 7/25/03
15 Barbershop MGM $20,627,433 27.2% 1,605 $12,851 $75,782,105 9/13/02
16 Contact WB $20,584,908 20.4% 1,923 $10,704 $100,920,329 7/11/97
17 Notorious (2009) FoxS $20,497,596 55.6% 1,638 $12,514 $36,843,682 1/16/09
18 Mrs. Doubtfire Fox $20,468,847 9.3% 1,605 $12,753 $219,195,243 11/24/93
19 Lethal Weapon 2 WB $20,388,800 13.9% 1,803 $11,308 $147,253,986 7/7/89
20 Rocky IV UA $19,991,537 15.6% 1,325 $15,087 $127,873,716 11/27/85
21 Paranormal Activity Par. $19,617,650 18.2% 760 $25,813 $107,918,810 9/25/09
22 Aladdin BV $19,289,073 8.9% 1,131 $17,054 $217,350,219 11/13/92
23 The First Wives Club Par. $18,913,411 17.9% 1,922 $9,840 $105,489,203 9/20/96
24 Indecent Proposal Par. $18,387,632 17.3% 1,694 $10,854 $106,614,059 4/9/93
25 The Birdcage MGM $18,275,828 14.7% 1,950 $9,372 $124,060,553 3/8/96
26 Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country Par. $18,162,837 24.3% 1,804 $10,068 $74,888,996 12/6/91
27 This Christmas SGem $17,958,183 36.6% 1,858 $9,665 $49,121,934 11/21/07
28 Sleepless in Seattle TriS $17,253,733 13.6% 1,579 $10,927 $126,680,884 6/25/93
29 The Hunt for Red October Par. $17,161,835 14.1% 1,225 $14,009 $122,012,643 3/2/90
30 Home Alone Fox $17,081,997 6.0% 1,202 $14,211 $285,761,243 11/16/90
31 Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home Par. $16,881,888 15.4% 1,349 $12,514 $109,713,132 11/26/86
32 The Pelican Brief WB $16,864,404 16.7% 1,993 $8,461 $100,768,056 12/17/93
33 Star Trek III: The Search for Spock Par. $16,673,295 21.8% 1,966 $8,480 $76,471,046 6/1/84
34 The Bodyguard WB $16,611,793 13.6% 1,717 $9,674 $121,945,720 11/25/92
35 A Beautiful Mind Uni. $16,565,820 9.7% 1,853 $8,940 $170,742,341 12/21/01
36 Phenomenon BV $16,158,901 15.4% 1,637 $9,871 $104,636,382 7/5/96
37 You Got Served SGem $16,123,105 39.9% 1,933 $8,340 $40,363,810 1/30/04
38 Traffic USA $15,517,549 12.5% 1,510 $10,276 $124,115,725 12/27/00
39 A Few Good Men Col. $15,517,468 11.0% 1,925 $8,061 $141,340,178 12/11/92
40 Bird on a Wire Uni. $15,338,160 21.6% 1,944 $7,890 $70,978,012 5/18/90
41 In the Line of Fire Col. $15,269,388 14.9% 1,903 $8,023 $102,314,823 7/9/93
42 Beverly Hills Cop Par. $15,214,805 6.5% 1,532 $9,931 $234,760,478 12/5/84
43 Rising Sun Fox $15,195,941 24.1% 1,510 $10,063 $63,179,523 7/30/93
44 A Civil Action BV $15,163,484 26.7% 1,802 $8,414 $56,709,981 12/25/98
45 Basic Instinct TriS $15,129,385 12.9% 1,567 $9,655 $117,727,224 3/20/92
46 In & Out Par. $15,019,821 23.5% 1,992 $7,540 $63,856,929 9/19/97
47 The Ring DW $15,015,393 11.6% 1,981 $7,579 $129,128,133 10/18/02
48 Dangerous Minds BV $14,931,503 17.6% 1,348 $11,076 $84,919,401 8/11/95
49 White Men Can't Jump Fox $14,711,124 19.3% 1,923 $7,650 $76,253,806 3/27/92
50 Nanny McPhee Uni. $14,503,650 30.8% 1,995 $7,270 $47,144,110 1/27/06
51 Next Friday NL $14,465,156 25.2% 1,103 $13,114 $57,328,603 1/12/00
52 Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Par. $14,347,221 18.2% 1,621 $8,850 $78,912,963 6/4/82
53 In Good Company Uni. $14,289,750 31.2% 1,566 $9,125 $45,806,659 12/29/04
54 Honey, I Shrunk the Kids BV $14,262,961 10.9% 1,371 $10,403 $130,724,172 6/23/89
55 Robocop 2 Orion $14,145,411 31.0% 1,768 $8,000 $45,681,173 6/22/90
56 Dreamgirls P/DW $14,100,050 13.6% 852 $16,549 $103,365,956 12/15/06
57 The Others Mira. $14,089,952 14.6% 1,678 $8,396 $96,522,687 8/10/01
58 12 Monkeys Uni. $13,842,990 24.2% 1,533 $9,030 $57,141,459 12/29/95
59 Enemy at the Gates Par. $13,810,266 26.9% 1,509 $9,151 $51,401,758 3/16/01
60 Sleeping with the Enemy Fox $13,777,943 13.6% 1,406 $9,799 $101,599,005 2/8/91
61 Three Men and a Little Lady BV $13,774,642 19.2% 1,281 $10,753 $71,609,321 11/21/90
62 A League of Their Own Sony $13,739,456 12.8% 1,782 $7,710 $107,533,928 7/1/92
63 Ghostbusters Col. $13,578,151 5.9% 1,339 $10,140 $229,242,989 6/8/84
64 Jaws 3-D Uni. $13,422,500 29.5% 1,300 $10,325 $45,517,055 7/22/83
65 Superman III WB $13,352,357 22.3% 1,759 $7,590 $59,950,623 6/17/83
66 Brooklyn's Finest Over. $13,350,299 49.2% 1,936 $6,896 $27,163,593 3/5/10
67 City Slickers Col. $13,032,121 10.5% 1,992 $6,542 $124,033,791 6/7/91
68 Scrooged Par. $13,027,842 21.6% 1,262 $10,323 $60,328,558 11/23/88
69 Friday After Next NL $13,010,767 39.1% 1,616 $8,051 $33,253,609 11/22/02
70 Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare NL $12,966,525 37.2% 1,862 $6,963 $34,872,033 9/13/91
71 Honey Uni. $12,856,040 42.4% 1,942 $6,620 $30,308,417 12/5/03
72 A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master NL $12,833,403 26.0% 1,765 $7,271 $49,369,899 8/19/88
73 Bean Gram. $12,733,827 28.1% 1,948 $6,536 $45,319,423 10/17/97
74 Get Shorty MGM $12,700,007 17.6% 1,612 $7,878 $72,101,622 10/20/95
75 Backdraft Uni. $12,686,200 16.3% 1,852 $6,850 $77,868,585 5/24/91
76 The Karate Kid Part II Col. $12,652,336 11.0% 1,323 $9,563 $115,103,979 6/20/86
77 The Ladykillers BV $12,634,563 31.8% 1,583 $7,981 $39,799,191 3/26/04
78 As Good as It Gets Sony $12,606,928 8.5% 1,572 $8,020 $148,478,011 12/23/97
79 Drumline Fox $12,604,705 22.4% 1,836 $6,865 $56,399,184 12/13/02
80 Nine Months Fox $12,522,240 18.0% 1,458 $8,588 $69,684,532 7/14/95
81 The Good Son Fox $12,520,305 28.0% 1,847 $6,778 $44,789,789 9/24/93
82 Groundhog Day Col. $12,517,672 17.7% 1,640 $7,632 $70,906,973 2/12/93
83 Gremlins WB $12,511,634 8.4% 1,511 $8,280 $148,168,459 6/8/84
84 Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience BV $12,510,374 65.3% 1,271 $9,843 $19,162,740 2/27/09
85 Courage Under Fire Fox $12,501,586 21.2% 1,986 $6,294 $59,031,057 7/12/96
86 Toy Story / Toy Story 2 (3D) BV $12,491,789 40.7% 1,745 $7,159 $30,702,446 10/2/09
87 Rocky III UA $12,431,486 10.0% 939 $13,239 $124,146,897 5/28/82
88 Mo' Money Col. $12,385,415 30.8% 1,689 $7,332 $40,227,006 7/24/92
89 European Vacation WB $12,329,627 25.0% 1,546 $7,975 $49,364,621 7/26/85
90 Striptease Sony $12,322,069 37.2% 1,970 $6,254 $33,109,743 6/28/96
91 Sleepers WB $12,305,745 23.1% 1,915 $6,425 $53,315,285 10/18/96
92 Halloween: Resurrection Dim. $12,292,121 40.5% 1,954 $6,290 $30,354,442 7/12/02
93 Turner & Hooch BV $12,211,042 17.2% 1,877 $6,505 $71,079,915 7/28/89
94 Ghost Par. $12,191,540 5.6% 1,101 $11,073 $217,631,306 7/13/90
95 Staying Alive Par. $12,146,143 18.7% 1,660 $7,316 $64,892,670 7/15/83
96 Ace Ventura: Pet Detective WB $12,115,105 16.8% 1,750 $6,922 $72,217,396 2/4/94
97 Death Becomes Her Uni. $12,110,355 20.7% 1,409 $8,595 $58,422,650 7/31/92
98 Look Who's Talking TriS $12,107,784 8.6% 1,208 $10,023 $140,088,813 10/13/89
99 Pet Sematary Par. $12,046,179 21.0% 1,585 $7,600 $57,469,467 4/21/89
100 Primary Colors Uni. $12,045,395 30.9% 1,965 $6,130 $39,001,187 3/20/98
101 Predator Fox $12,031,638 20.1% 1,623 $7,413 $59,735,548 6/12/87
102 Get Rich or Die Tryin' Par. $12,020,807 38.8% 1,652 $7,276 $30,985,352 11/9/05
103 Sister Act BV $11,894,587 8.5% 1,430 $8,317 $139,605,150 5/29/92
104 The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas Uni. $11,874,268 17.0% 1,400 $8,481 $69,701,637 7/23/82
105 E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial Uni. $11,835,389 3.3% 1,103 $10,730 $359,197,037 6/11/82
106 Dan in Real Life BV $11,809,445 24.8% 1,921 $6,147 $47,642,963 10/26/07
107 Cocktail BV $11,789,466 15.1% 1,404 $8,397 $78,222,753 7/29/88
108 Shall We Dance Mira. $11,783,467 20.4% 1,772 $6,649 $57,890,460 10/15/04
109 The Crow Mira. $11,774,332 23.2% 1,573 $7,485 $50,693,129 5/13/94
110 Good Morning, Vietnam BV $11,752,913 9.5% 785 $14,971 $123,922,370 12/25/87
111 Christmas Vacation WB $11,750,203 16.5% 1,744 $6,737 $71,319,526 12/1/89
112 Syriana WB $11,737,143 23.1% 1,752 $6,699 $50,824,620 11/23/05
113 Poetic Justice Col. $11,728,455 42.6% 1,273 $9,213 $27,515,786 7/23/93
114 Presumed Innocent WB $11,718,981 13.6% 1,349 $8,687 $86,303,188 7/27/90
115 Donnie Brasco Sony $11,660,216 27.8% 1,503 $7,757 $41,909,762 2/28/97
116 Nothing to Lose BV $11,617,767 26.1% 1,862 $6,239 $44,480,039 7/18/97
117 Selena WB $11,615,722 32.9% 1,850 $6,278 $35,281,794 3/21/97
118 Pitch Black USA $11,577,688 29.5% 1,832 $6,319 $39,240,659 2/18/00
119 ATL WB $11,554,404 54.6% 1,602 $7,212 $21,170,563 3/31/06
120 The Golden Child Par. $11,549,711 14.5% 1,667 $6,928 $79,817,937 12/12/86
121 United 93 Uni. $11,478,360 36.5% 1,795 $6,394 $31,483,450 4/28/06
122 Bounce Mira. $11,423,716 31.0% 1,918 $5,956 $36,805,288 11/17/00
123 Hugo Par. $11,364,505 15.4% 1,277 $8,899 $73,864,507 11/23/11
124 How Stella Got Her Groove Back Fox $11,318,919 30.1% 1,395 $8,113 $37,672,941 8/14/98
125 Pretty Woman BV $11,280,591 6.3% 1,325 $8,513 $178,406,268 3/23/90
126 Up in the Air Par. $11,270,248 13.5% 1,895 $5,947 $83,823,381 12/4/09
127 Who Framed Roger Rabbit BV $11,226,239 7.2% 1,045 $10,742 $156,452,370 6/24/88
128 J. Edgar WB $11,217,324 30.1% 1,910 $5,873 $37,306,030 11/9/11
129 Soul Food Fox $11,197,897 25.6% 1,336 $8,381 $43,700,855 9/26/97
130 Jack BV $11,191,496 19.1% 1,710 $6,544 $58,620,973 8/9/96
131 Friday the 13th: Final Chapter Par. $11,183,148 33.9% 1,594 $7,015 $32,980,880 4/13/84
132 Twins Uni. $11,174,980 10.0% 1,396 $8,005 $111,938,388 12/9/88
133 Natural Born Killers WB $11,166,687 22.2% 1,510 $7,395 $50,282,766 8/26/94
134 Back to the Future Uni. $11,152,500 5.3% 1,420 $7,853 $210,609,762 7/3/85
135 Father of the Bride Part II BV $11,134,978 14.5% 1,949 $5,713 $76,594,107 12/8/95
136 Romeo + Juliet Fox $11,133,231 24.0% 1,276 $8,725 $46,351,345 11/1/96
137 The Wedding Date Uni. $11,129,580 35.1% 1,694 $6,570 $31,726,995 2/4/05
138 Something to Talk About WB $11,115,697 21.9% 1,510 $7,361 $50,865,589 8/4/95
139 Up Close and Personal BV $11,101,955 21.7% 1,506 $7,371 $51,088,705 3/1/96
140 G.I. Jane BV $11,094,241 23.0% 1,945 $5,703 $48,169,156 8/22/97
141 The Original Kings of Comedy Par. $11,053,832 29.0% 847 $13,050 $38,182,790 8/18/00
142 The Living Daylights UA $11,051,284 21.6% 1,728 $6,395 $51,185,897 7/31/87
143 Fight Club Fox $11,035,485 29.8% 1,963 $5,621 $37,030,102 10/15/99
144 Born on the Fourth of July Uni. $11,023,650 15.8% 1,310 $8,415 $70,001,698 12/22/89
145 The Last of the Mohicans Fox $10,976,661 14.5% 1,491 $7,361 $75,505,856 9/25/92
146 Unleashed Rog. $10,900,901 44.4% 1,957 $5,570 $24,537,621 5/13/05
147 Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire LGF $10,881,772 22.9% 629 $17,300 $47,566,524 11/6/09
148 Hot Shots! Fox $10,848,182 15.6% 1,929 $5,623 $69,467,617 8/2/91
149 9 Focus $10,740,446 33.8% 1,661 $6,466 $31,749,894 9/9/09
150 Brown Sugar FoxS $10,738,882 39.2% 1,372 $7,827 $27,363,891 10/11/02
151 Bridget Jones's Diary Mira. $10,733,933 15.0% 1,611 $6,662 $71,543,427 4/13/01
152 Child's Play 2 Uni. $10,718,520 37.6% 1,996 $5,370 $28,501,605 11/9/90
153 A View to a Kill MGM $10,687,114 21.2% 1,583 $6,751 $50,327,960 5/24/85
154 Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment WB $10,675,896 19.2% 1,613 $6,618 $55,600,000 3/29/85
155 Chimpanzee BV $10,673,748 36.8% 1,563 $6,829 $28,972,764 4/20/12
156 Lottery Ticket WB $10,652,297 43.1% 1,973 $5,399 $24,719,879 8/20/10
157 Juno FoxS $10,634,576 7.4% 1,019 $10,436 $143,495,265 12/5/07
158 Clueless Par. $10,612,443 18.7% 1,653 $6,420 $56,631,572 7/21/95
159 The Distinguished Gentleman BV $10,611,040 22.7% 1,933 $5,489 $46,666,502 12/4/92
160 Jet Li's Fearless Rog. $10,590,244 43.0% 1,806 $5,863 $24,633,730 9/22/06
161 Dragnet Uni. $10,542,669 18.4% 1,337 $7,885 $57,387,516 6/26/87
162 The Secret Life of Bees FoxS $10,527,799 27.9% 1,591 $6,617 $37,770,162 10/17/08
163 The Bridges of Madison County WB $10,519,257 14.7% 1,805 $5,827 $71,516,617 6/2/95
164 Passenger 57 WB $10,513,925 23.9% 1,734 $6,063 $44,065,653 11/6/92
165 Parenthood Uni. $10,506,450 10.5% 1,262 $8,325 $100,047,830 8/2/89
166 Breach Uni. $10,504,990 31.6% 1,489 $7,055 $33,231,264 2/16/07
167 Mystic River WB $10,445,547 11.6% 1,467 $7,120 $90,135,191 10/8/03
168 Three Men and a Baby BV $10,384,392 6.2% 1,006 $10,322 $167,780,960 11/25/87
169 The Karate Kid Part III Col. $10,364,544 26.6% 1,560 $6,643 $38,956,288 6/30/89
170 The Brothers SGem $10,302,846 37.5% 1,378 $7,476 $27,457,409 3/23/01
171 101 Dalmatians (Re-issue) (1991) BV $10,279,044 16.9% 1,777 $5,784 $60,830,285 7/12/91
172 Good Will Hunting Mira. $10,261,471 7.4% 1,787 $5,742 $138,433,435 12/5/97
173 Cape Fear Uni. $10,261,025 13.0% 924 $11,105 $79,091,969 11/15/91
174 Flags of Our Fathers P/DW $10,245,190 30.5% 1,876 $5,461 $33,602,376 10/20/06
175 Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey Orion $10,241,268 26.9% 1,620 $6,321 $38,037,513 7/19/91
176 Single White Female Col. $10,212,401 21.3% 1,744 $5,855 $48,017,402 8/14/92
177 Children of Men Uni. $10,197,775 28.7% 1,209 $8,434 $35,552,383 12/25/06
178 Far and Away Uni. $10,194,520 17.3% 1,583 $6,440 $58,883,840 5/22/92
179 Biker Boyz DW $10,106,992 45.8% 1,766 $5,723 $22,076,772 1/31/03
180 Hard Target Uni. $10,106,500 31.0% 1,972 $5,125 $32,589,677 8/20/93
181 Misery Col. $10,076,834 16.4% 1,244 $8,100 $61,276,872 11/30/90
182 Disclosure WB $10,068,126 12.1% 1,675 $6,010 $83,015,089 12/9/94
183 Unlawful Entry Fox $10,067,609 17.6% 1,511 $6,662 $57,138,719 6/26/92
184 28 Days Later FoxS $10,061,858 22.3% 1,260 $7,985 $45,064,915 6/27/03
185 Universal Soldier TriS $10,057,084 27.7% 1,916 $5,249 $36,299,898 7/10/92
186 Aliens Fox $10,052,042 11.8% 1,437 $6,995 $85,160,248 7/18/86
187 The Net Sony $10,037,745 19.8% 1,906 $5,266 $50,727,965 7/28/95
188 The Prince of Tides Col. $10,035,412 13.4% 1,405 $7,142 $74,787,599 12/27/91
189 Flatliners Col. $10,034,685 16.3% 1,319 $7,607 $61,489,265 8/10/90
190 Sneakers Uni. $10,031,145 19.5% 1,731 $5,795 $51,432,691 9/11/92
191 Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain LG/S $10,030,463 31.1% 876 $11,450 $32,244,051 7/3/13
192 The Little Rascals Uni. $10,028,065 19.2% 1,726 $5,810 $52,125,282 8/5/94
193 Problem Child Uni. $10,026,900 18.8% 1,714 $5,850 $53,470,891 7/27/90
194 Boyz N the Hood Col. $10,023,462 17.4% 829 $12,091 $57,504,069 7/12/91
195 The Untouchables Par. $10,023,094 13.1% 1,012 $9,904 $76,270,454 6/5/87
196 Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story Uni. $10,019,970 28.5% 1,887 $5,310 $35,113,743 5/7/93
197 Sea of Love Uni. $10,017,840 17.1% 1,246 $8,040 $58,571,513 9/15/89
198 Sleepwalkers Col. $10,017,354 32.8% 1,864 $5,374 $30,524,763 4/10/92
199 The American President Sony $10,014,558 16.7% 1,508 $6,640 $60,079,496 11/17/95
200 All About the Benjamins NL $10,007,291 38.6% 1,505 $6,649 $25,916,319 3/8/02

* Opening Weekend equals Fri-Sat-Sun. Movies that do not have a 3-day opening gross are not included on this chart. A movie is considered to be in wide release when it reaches 600 or more theaters. For movies that opened in limited release and later went wide, the wide date is used for the 1,000-3,000 charts. All movies opening in limited release (regardless if they later went wide) and shown on the less than 600 theaters chart.
^ Total Gross does not include additional releases, if any.

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